Classic Gun Dog ” Bessie Stanford” Sold
Sire: FTCH Mitforton Oscar of Leadburn
EIC,CNM, DM,HNPK,PRA-PRCD,PRCD,DRD1,OSD1 and SD2: Unaffected
To be trained as : Companions May-June
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: Intro to sit, crate lessons, place lessons, and adventures in the woods with gunfire when the weather allows.
December 15-30th: The pups have enjoyed group cuddles from our lcoal coffee and bookclub members, adventures outside with gunfire ( weather permitting) and snuggling with staff when it was nasty outside. *After January 5th, your pup will old enough for offsite visits ( please see your awesome information guide in your pre-purchase packet for more information). When planning your visit, please ask about training with older dogs too.
December 10th: Happy One month's Birthday! The Katie x Oscar litter is enjoying their first mash meals and visits from the local book club, aka Professional Cuddler Group. The pups are starting to explore and are being exposed to different tactile experiences ( carpet, linoleum, water, snow) while still being safely kept indoors.