Hi all I am new to the forum! I'm sure I am a bit of an odd ball here... I have an 8 month old English cocker named Jake. He is my first gun dog and there are no spaniel folks in my area but have been lucky enough to have found an amazing mentor who is a member on this board (krakadawn) to help guide me in my efforts to make a hunting (and perhaps trial/test) dog out of him! Glad to be here and I'm sure I will learn a ton.