Classic gun dog “Letty Mick” Sold
Sire: FTW Tweedshot Titus
Dam: Bonnie
EIC,CNM, DM,HNPK,PRA-PRCD,PRCD,DRD1,OSD1 and SD2: Clear
Pedigree
DOB: 11/6/2023
Yellow female 

 

 To be trained as: be trained as: Companion 

Home date: May 25th 2024

 

 

Training videos for Letty :
Obedience: here, heel and sit
Crate /Kennel
Down
Sit / Stay / Place
Stairs

 

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 ( if your dog is eating a different amount, we will go over this at pick up) It's important to know that 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, ID Collars and training Collars Size?

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

Collars and leashes that your dog is exposed to and uses during training :
17 inch ID collar , with six foot clip on leash
22-24  inch training collar
17-20 inch martingale
Six foot slip lead
Regular store bought " training clicker"  ( we prefer the ones with the wrist strap)

* We don't normally use gentle leaders but they can be exposed / trained with on request.

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

15 Day guide for welcoming your new Companion home

 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    
Animals In Translation~ Temple Grandin
What It's Like To Be a Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience - Gregory Berns
The Culture Clash By Jean Donaldson
The Ethical Dog Trainer by Jim Barry
Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training By Karen Pryor
Training Retrievers to Handle ~ by DL and Ann Walters

* The books listed below are older and were, at one time, a commonly accepted dog training methodology.  Needless to say, some of the training techniques practiced /discussed in these books are not condoned or used. Like all books/discussions, there is valuable, interesting 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: The Cotten Pershall Method~ By Bobby N. George Jr.

Information for Weekend or Overnight Visits:

If you are coming to pick up your dog for a vacation ( day trip, overnight, or weekend ), we will supply your dog with everything he/ she will need.
This includes : a dog crate, food bowls, toys, food, leash / ID collar and treats.

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

Pickup times are firmly  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.

May 1-15th: Field trips to Edinboro University , Edinboro and local pet friendly stores. 

April 15-30th:  obedience lessons at pet friendly stores : Tractor Supply, Lowes and Home Depot. Car rides ( in and out of crate) , home ettiequte lessons 

April 1-15: Your pup is working on long sit stays with distractions.

March 16-31st: The pups are continuing to work on their obedience lessons in higher distraction environments 

March 1-15th: We are working on obedience lessons of: here, heel and sit/ sit stay. Crate lessons and home etiquette lessons on colder days and group adventure walks in the woods with gunfire exposure. 

February 16-29th: Your pup is going out on field trips to pet-friendly stores. Working on introduction to heel / sit /here

February 1-15th: The pups are going out on leash drag adventures around the fields. Sit lessons, place lessons, settle, look and intro to down 

January 16-31st: Pups continue working on their introductions to sit, down and place lessons.

January 1-15th:  Around 6-8 weeks old, we begin forming " sit" and " look " with treats.  This week we will introduce the " look" command which encourages your dog to maintain eye contact with you . 

Dec 14-Jan 1 : About 4-5 weeks old, is one of my favorite age of a puppy.. They discover that they are in fact  dogs, their tails wag and there is a big world to explore . I love watching them puzzle out problems and experience new things, like a puddle or snow.

 November 6th- December 6th:  The first few two weeks of a puppies life is pretty boring. There is a lot of internal growing, eating and sleeping going on, but not much to write about. The litter is healthy and growing, they love snuggling into a big pile after lunch. 

Week 3: Now things start to get a little more interesting. The litters eyes and ears have opened. They are up on their feet, testing out wobbly legs, and discovering that they are little beings that can make noice.

 November 6,2024 Happy Birthday to the Bonnie x FTW Tweedshot Titus Litter!

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