Dam: Letterkenny Katie DOB: 09/02/2022. EIC,CNM, DM,HNPK,PRA-PRCD,PRCD,DRD1,OSD1 and SD2: Unaffected
Companions: ready March – April
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.
December 30 - January 15th: Continuing to work on our formal obedience lessons. The pups are working on sitting lessons, recalling from a sit, place lessons, and sit/stays with distractions.
December 15-30th: Wrapping up our head start puppy program with an intro to leash work, continuing to sit lessons, and crate training. We will start to work on formal obedience lessons in January. *As your dog progresses in training, please make an appointment to visit. While here, you can train with your pup and older dogs and take your dog for a weekend vacation.
December 7-15th: We are working on sit lessons and crate lessons. During poor weather days, we will be working on home ettiequte. On warmer days ( above 20 degrees) we will go outside for adventures.
Dec.6, 2022, Christmas update: If your pup will be with us during the holidays, and you would like to send him/her Christmas gifts, you are welcome to. Any type of toy ( even plushy ones are ok, we will supervise ), antlers, kings, blankets, puzzle toys, etc., are great choices. Your pup is also an equal opportunity treat eater: biscuits, cookies, and pupperonis are all excellent choices; there is no wrong answer here.
*Please note that these will be given to your dog; it will be used, so the likely hood of it still being around at pick up will be rare. Please put your dog's name and your last name on the packaging ie " Todd Sundean, 8282 Crane Road, Cranesville Pa 16410" will let me know who the gifts are for.
Nov 26. 2022: This week, the pups enjoyed playing in the training center. We worked on stairs, exposure to tarps, and going through tunnels for treats. We are continuing to work on sit lessons and crate lessons.
Nov 19, 2022: Welcome to your pup's training journal. This week the pups are working on sit lessons and crate lessons. When the weather is nasty, they play inside the reception room or training area. On warmer days, we will be going for hikes in the snow.