Journal Entries for Adv. Companion :
” Emmy Babcock”
Sire : HRCH Sundance’s High Tide Warning MH
Pedigree of Ray x Brea pups
EIC,CNM, DM,HNPK,PRA-PRCD,PRCD,DRD1,OSD1 and SD2: Unaffected
Home date: Mid October. Please email Sheryl to schedule your pick up date and time. Pick up times are M-F 1-3 pm and Sat 9am-12pm.
What is your dog eating, How Much, and When?
* Available at Tractor Supply ( online), Chewy, and Amazon.
Your dog is eating 3 cups a day, in the morning. This amount will probably change throughout your dog's lifetime. You may need to feed more or less as your dog gets older.
Once home, if your dog doesn't eat his /hers allotted amount or picks at it for the first few days, this is normal. *Try feeding your dog in a less distracting environment or their crate.
Est. Crate and Collar Size?
Medium to Large Ruff Land Crate.
For a direct link to their website, please see our Recommendations page. If you don't like or want a Ruff Land crate, then any hard-sided plastic crate will do. We do not recommend wire crates. It is extremely important that you bring a crate for pick up.
17 -19 inch ID collar ( please bring an ID collar with your contact information on it ) A ID collar can be fabric, leather etc.
20-22 Inch medium fine Herm Sprenger metal collar and a six-foot standard leash.
Your Dog's Favorite's Are:
Regular Treats: Pupperoni, Zukes Training Treats, Biscuits
High Value Treats : Chicken, Bacon and Cheese
Favorite Toys: Tennis Balls, Kongs, Elk and Deer Antler Chews
Preferred Petting: Ears, Belly and Back
Recommended Reading Materials and Training Videos:
Tips and Training Videos for Head Starts, Companions and Gun Dogs The Koehler Method of Dog Training ~ By Koehler
Retriever Training for the Duck Hunter ~ By Robert Milner
Retriever Hunt Test ~ By James Spencer
Training Retrievers to Handle ~ By D.L and Ann Walters
Training Retrievers: The Cotten Pershall Method~ By Bobby N. George Jr.
The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior ~ By Clarence Pfaffenberger
Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog ~ By John Paul Scott and John L Fuller
The Dog's Mind ~ By Bruce Fogle
Retriever Training Guru Style~ By Keith Mathews ( DVD) What It's Like To Be A Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience ~ Gregory Berns Animals in Translation ~ Temple Grandin
Information for Training, Weekend or Overnight Visits:
Flea, Tick, Heart Worm Prevention and Vaccination Information :
Prevention care is given on the first of each month.
We primarily use Revolution, Frontline, Sentinel, Seresto Collars, and Heartguard.
Please check with your veterinarian for recommended products for your area.
September 18,2022: Obedience lessons of here, heel and sit. Car rides to Edinboro and Albion for exposure to town enviroments and traffic.
September 4,2022: Car rides, in crates and backseats, field trips into town
August 26, 2022: obedience lessons in new and busy environments. Sit and sit/ stays with distractions of other dogs, bicycle riders, joggers, etc.
August 22, 2023: Working on car ride etiquette lessons, formal obedience around cat/goat and chicken distractions, and field trips into town
August 19, 2022: Working on formal obedience lessons of here, heel, and sit with added cat, goat, and chicken distractions
May 1st – May 14th : Adventure leash drag walks with gun fire through the woods over logs.
April 2nd- April 30th : Adventure walks with gunfire in the woods. Along with adventures to staff members homes.
February 19-March 19th : Apologies for the delay. we have been having intermittent website difficulties. It should be fixed now. Your pup has been working on home etiquette lessons, intro to obedience with leash drags, fun adventures in the woods with gunfire
March 1: Leash drags, adventure walks with gunfire, crate lessons and sit lessons for treats