To be trained as a
Companion: Delivery to Wilkes Barre by Sundance on November 19, 2022. Please confirm if this date works for you.
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
Dec15-28th: Field trips, sit stays, crate lessons and obedience lessons
Dec 2-15th: Sit stays with distractions, exposure to tarps and obstacle course
Nov14-Dec 1: Obedience lessons around the tree and with annoying kittens. Heel and sit lessons around the goats
October 16th- Nov 13th : Formal obedience lessons, with distractions ( here, heel and sit) working around cats and other dogs.
October 15,2022: Working with more distractions ( sometimes unneeded pesky cats and off-leash recall. Going outside for adventures when the weather is nice and working on home etiquette when its not.
October 1, 2022: Formal heel and sit lessons, working in low-distraction areas. Group adevnture walks and car rides
September 18,2022: Adventure in the woods with gunfire exposure. Working on intro to sit in a heel postion , intro to down and place cues.
September 4,2022: Crate lessons, sit lessons, intro to down, and adventure in the woods
August 26, 2022: Adventure! Exploring mud-filled puddles in the woods, moving water in a flowing creek. The pups are also working on sit lessons for treats and the " crate and kennel" command.
August 19, 2022: Group adventure walks, exposure to gunfire and fireworks. Visits from neighborhood children for cuddling and naps
August 19, 2022: Your pup is working on adventure walks, crate training, into to car rides and introduction to formal leash work