The Spinone is ‘naturally sociable, docile and patient’. This is from the ENCI standard. As far as hunting dogs go, the Spinone is a softer breed. In general, they respond best to patience and positive reinforcement used in training methods. There are usually a variety of ways to resolve issues. Below are suggestions on resolving different issues, but they are not necessarily the only way. Some dogs will respond well to them and others will need a different approach.