Journal entries for: C. Gus ( Brea x Ray)
To be trained as a Companion :
” Gus Hart “ 
Sire : HRCH Sundance’s High Tide Warning MH
Dam: Brea
DOB: 01/16/2022
Pedigree of Ray x Brea pups
Yellow Male

​Ready to go home 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.

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:

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. We are closed on Sundays and Holidays. 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.

Good Afternoon! Gus has been working on here, heel, sit the foundation of his obedience. As well as sit stays on the hammock with cat, goat, and bicycle distractions. In the evenings he enjoys adventure walks around the ponds and through the fields.

June 10th – June 24th : He is continuing his obedience and working on intro to sit stays with kitty distractions.

May 14th – June 10th : Gus is working on intro to obedience. He also enjoys evening fun retrieves.

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