Classic gun dog “Charlie DeKalb” Sold
Sire: Sundance’s Mister Incredible SH
Dam: Sundance’s Red Maple 
DOB: 08/24/2023
OSD1 and SD2: Clear
Yellow Male 


To be trained as: Advanced Companion ready May 24th-31st


Commonly asked questions:

What is your dog eating, How Much, and When?

When your dog goes home he/ she will be eating around 3 cups of food a day. This amount will change during your dog's lifetime. You will need to feed more or less as your dog gets older, based on their activity needs.

We normally feed in the morning around 7:30 am.

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.
* While in training your dog may be eating : Chicken & Rice, Beef & Rice , Trout & Rice  etc. Please check to see what formula your dog is currently enjoying prior to pick up

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

Instructional videos for Head Start, Companion and Gun Dogs

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

 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

* The books that are listed below are older, and were at one time, a  commonly accepted methodology of dog training.
 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 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.

Information for Weekend or Overnight Visits:

Our address for your GPS is  8282 Crane Road, Cranesville, Pa 16410

Pickup times are M-F 1-3 p.m. and Sat 9 am-12 pm by appointment only. Please plan accordingly.

The Farmhouse at Willow Preserve, Located at Sundance, limited overnight and weekend stays are available.  Please call or text Sheryl at 814-790-2643 for availability.

Conneaut Creek Outfitters Pet-friendly Lodge and walking trails. Please call or text  Sheryl at 814-790-2643 for availability.

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.

March 1-15th: We are working on obedience lessons in town and pet-friendly store. 

February 16- 29th: Your pup is working on down stays with distractions.

February 1-15: Working in field trips in town, car rides, working obedience lessons in Erie

January 15-30th: training in town and taking car rides in crate . working on obedience at the edinboro mall

 January 1-15th: We are working on intro to " look" lessons, to teach your dog to maintain eye contact and look for direction. Other lessons that we are working on are: crate, place, sit and down.

December 15-30th: Your pup is working on obedience lessons at the training center, in town and on field trips.

December 1-15th: the pups are continuing to work on intro to obedience and going over obstacles in the training center. 

November 15th-30th: into to heel and leash work, sit lessons, crate lessons, adventure walks outside when weather permits and inside play when the weather is bad,

November 7th: We went on our first field trip to tractor supply today. 

October 15th-30th: Adventure walks outside with gunfire, crate training, fun retrieves with puppy toys, sit lessons and place lessons

October 1-15th: temperament testing with new people, loud noises ( vacuums, dropped pans etc)

Sept 15th-30th: the pups are being introduced to new noises ,flooring and cats

Sept 15th: the pups eyes and ears are open and they are starting   to explore their surrounding  

Sept 1, 2023: Pups are doing great. Their eyes and ears should be open at two weeks of age.

August 24, 2023: Happy Birthday ! Maple gave birth to 11 health chunky pups today. Dam and children are doing great.