Jounral notes for : Merlin
Home date: Nov 7-21st. Please email to scedule your pick up date.
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.
January 1-15th: Group obedience lessons, individual lessons on-site, and continuing field trips on a weekly basis
December: 16-30th: group obedience lessons on-site and traveling for field trips
December 1st : Field trips and more field trips. We are traveling to Edinboro and Mckean, working on car rides and home etiquette.
Nov 15, 2022: Working on here, heel and sit as well as down stays at pet friendly stores and down town Edinboro
Nov 1, 2022: Field trips and more field trips. We are working on all of our skill sets in different settings each week
October 15,2022: Field trips to Port Farms, Edinboro University and local parks
October 1,2022: Obedience lessons in town, local pumpkin fests, car rides and adventures around town
September 18,2022: Field trips into town, car rides and exploring Edinboro University
September 4,2022: Obedience lessons of here, heel and down. Working on auto sits and crate training. Group hikes in the woods with gunfire and exposure to fireworks
August 26, 2022: light obedience lessons with sit for treats and lures into a down position
August 19, 2022: Intro to obedience lessons for here, heel and sit
June 1st – June 10th : Leash drags, sit lessons, crate lessons. Home etiquette lessons. Adventure walks and fun retrieves.