Classic Gun Dog ” Winnie Thursh”
Sire: Sundance’s Mister Incredible SH
Dam: Millie
DOB: 04/25/2023
Black female                                                                                  

  Are you looking for a front porch companion? Winnie would be your gal. She loves being snuggled up to you on the swing feeling the nice summer breeze in her ears. She has a very tender personality. She’s also very curious to explore the great outdoors.

 To be trained as : 
  Advanced Companions : ready January 8th – 22nd 


Commonly asked questions:

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 and Videos

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 above books are older. Needless to say, that some of the training techniques practiced /discussed in these books are not condoned or used . Like all books / discussions, there is valuable information to learn even if you don't agree with the whole.*
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

Instructional videos for Head Start, Companion and Gun Dogs

From Messy to Marvelous : Crate training and Housebreaking  By Sheryl Sundean

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.

January 1-15th: We are working on intro to "look" lessons, to teach your dog to maintain eye contact and look for direction. 

December 16-31st: Pups are working out in town in new areas with distractions.

December 1-15th: Your dog is working on heel, sit, and down in public settings.

November 16th-30th: Your dog is working on down with distraction. 

November 1-15th: Pups are working on obedience lessons out in town.

October 16th-31st: Your dog is working on home etiquette lessons. This is where we focus on acclimating your dog to the sounds in a home. Such as the tv, microwave, the closing of cupboard doors, opening and closing of doors and the vaccum. 

October 1-15th: obedience lessons and field trips to pet friendly store in Erie and Edinboro

Sept 15-30th: obedience lessons and field trips in town 

September 1-15th: Pups are working on obedience in new areas with new distractions. 

August 16-31st: The pups are now working on obedience lessons and sit stays.

August 1-15th: Intro to obedience lessons, crate lessons and field trips into town  

July 15-31st: sit lessons, place lessons, crate lessons. Adventure walks with their litter in the woods.

 July 1-15th: Continuing with Intro to Obedience lessons. Field trips to Conneaut Creek. 

June 15-July 1st: Your pup is working on Intro to obedience (Here, Heel, Sit). As well as leash drags with gunfire.  

June 1-15th: Your pup is learning about sit lessons ( sit = treats) , and starting to go on outdoor adventures. We will be introducing gunfire next week.

May 15th-30th: At this age, the litter is enjoying mash food and learning to respond to the recall whistle 

May 1-15th: The litter is getting bigger, nursing and likes to take naps 

April 25, 2023: Happy Birthday. Millie and her litter did wonderful through delivery. The pups are all nursing and mama is resting