Journal Entries for Adv. Companion dog:
” Ivy Bosarge”

Sire : HRCH Sundance’s High Tide Warning MH
​Dam: Tibea Bravissmo WR
Dam Information
DOB: 11/9/2021
Yellow female
Est. Home date : August

What is your dog eating, How Much, and When?

Under a year old: Nutri Source Large Breed Puppy
Over a year old: Nutri Source Adult Chicken and Rice 

* 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.

Est. Crate and Collar Size?

Medium to Large Ruff Land Crate ( Please see our Recommendations page )

17 inch ID collar and a  20-22 inch training collar

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:

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)                                 Animals In Translation~ Temple Grandin                                                              What It's Like To Be a Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience - Gregory Berns

Information for Weekend or Overnight Visits:

Our address for your GPS is:  8282 Crane Road, Cranesville Pa 16410

Pick up times are firmly M-F 1-3pm and Sat 9am-12pm by appointment only. Please plan accordingly.

Nearby dog friendly places to stay 

Local dog friendly activities 


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 : Field trips to Edinboro, Cambridge and Mckean for town exposure and higher traffic. We are working on all of our skill sets at each new location.

 September 4,2022 : Obedience lessons in down town Edinboro, trips to the ice cream stand, and tractor supply .

August 26, 2022: Field trips with car rides ( crate and uncrated ) to Edinboro and the University. Working on skill in new and busy locations. 

August 1- 19, 2022: Formal obedience lessons, down and down stay lessons, off leash obedience, and field trips

June 10th – June 24th : Good morning I’m companion dog Brady I’m in charge of journals today!!! Ivy has been working on her sit stays with distractions she is doing such a great job!

May 14th-June 10th: Ivy is working on her obedience, crate, sit stay, and home etiquette lessons. She enjoys overnight visits to staff members homes.

May 1st – May 14th : Ivy is working on long sit stays with bicycle and walker distractions. She is also working on crate lessons.

April 10-April 30th : Ivy is working on sit stays with cat, goat, chicken, and turkey distractions. Along with adventures to staff members homes. She also enjoys evening fun retrieves and walks around the ponds.

April 3-April 10 : Ivy is continuing to work on obedience lessons, and home etiquette.

March 27 – April 3rd : Ivy is working on obedience lessons, along with introduction to sit stays. ~ Maddy

March 19-26th : Ivy is working on light intro to obedience lessons, home etiquette lessons and adventures to staff 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

​​​​​​​February 6-18th:  leash drags and fun retrieves in the training center, adventure walks with gunfire when the weather will allow. Sit lessons, home etiquette lessons and overnight adventures to staff homes.

February 5th : Thank you for your patience. As many of you are aware, winter has arrived in a big way. With it comes snow, ice and delays. While keeping everyone warm and safe, we are still continuing to train. Our focus during these storms is on home etiquette and obedience, whether you have a head start puppy, companion or gun dog.  When temperatures are below 20 degrees we will be inside as much as possible, over 20 degrees and we can dig out, down at the training center.

Jan 1-15th: Leash drags, sit lessons, crate lessons. Home etiquette lessons. Adventure walks and fun retrieves