Occasional Gun Dog ” Captain Blackburn” Sold                   Sire: IR FTCH Outlaw Apache                                         Dam: Rolo                                                                      DOB: 3/11/2023                                                         Pedigree.                                                                   EIC,CNM, DM,HNPK,PRA-PRCD,PRCD,DRD1,OSD1 and SD2: Unaffected.                                                             Black male

 

 

Now accepting deposits on trained : 
​Companion ready September 22nd

 

Commonly asked questions:

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.

Est. Crate and Collar Size?

Medium to Large Ruff Land Crate ( Please see our Recommendations page )

17 inch ID collar and a  20-22 inch training collar

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 Videos

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 above books are older. Needless to say, that some of the training techniques practiced /discussed in these books are not condoned or used . Like all books / discussions, there is valuable information to learn even if you don't agree with the whole.*
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)    
Animals In Translation~ Temple Grandin
What It's Like To Be a Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience - Gregory Berns

Instructional videos for Head Start, Companion and Gun Dogs

From Messy to Marvelous : Crate training and Housebreaking  By Sheryl Sundean

Information for 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. 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.

October 16th-31st: Your dog is working on home etiquette lessons. This is where we focus on acclimating your dog to the sounds in a home, such as the tv, microwave, closing cupboard doors, opening and closing of doors, and the vacuum. 

October 1-15th: the pups are working in town and in pet-friendly stores

Sept 16-30th: your pup is working on obedience lessons in town with distractions. 

 

Sept 1-15th: Field trips to Edinboro, Mckean , Albion and Lake Erie 

August 15-30th: Obedience lessons, field trips to Erie, Mckean , Albion and Edinboro ( in crate and in backseat of cars)

August 1-15th: Field trips to Edinboro university, Mckean and Albion

July 16-31st: Pups are working on sit stays with distractions and going on field trips into town.

July 1-15: your pup is working on obedience lessons in the driveway, going over obstacles in the training center.

June 1-15th: light into to obedience training, sit lessons, place lessons, light intro to down, crate lessons, and adventure walks with the litter.

May 15-30th: Crate training, intro to leash drags, adventure walks in the woods with gunfire , sit lessons

May 1-15th: The litter is eight weeks old and has had their first vaccination. They are old enough to be taking on overnight, weekend and weeklong vacations.
Please remember * Offsite visits are strongly encouraged. By picking up your dog and visiting overnight/weekend /week, we are able to meet everyone's visiting needs and still keep to our training schedule. Pick up hours are firmly by appointment only Monday - Friday 1-3 and Sat 9-12. We will provide everything you need for your visit: crate, toys, food, treat etc.

April 15-30th: Adventure ! The pups are playing outside and learning about cats and goats

April 1st-15th: Growing like weeds. They pups are starting  to eat mash food and play. They are having fun exploring carpet, tile flooring and playing with toys.

March 15-April 1st: The pups are growing, eating and napping a lot.

March 11th: Happy Birthday to the Rolo x Mick litter! We welcomed one little girl and five boys after a long, relaxing labor. Mama and puppies are doing great.

 

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