Sporting Gun Dog ” Lila SussenSold”
Sire :Sundance’s Mister Incredible SH
Dam: Duff
DOB: 3/7/2023
Black female

Lila is sugar and spice and everything nice. She is very social and loves to be around people. She is very outgoing and loves to play.  

To be trained as : 

​Companions: $7,250 ready September 15th to September 29th 


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

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

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.

Dec 1-15th: Field trips to Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Lowes, and other local pet stores.  Working on lesson in high distraction areas.

Nov 15-30th: Continuing obedience lessons in town, high distraction areas, home etiquette lessons

October 31-Nov 15: we are working on home etiquette lessons, field trips, car rides, and exposure trips to larger towns around our area.

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

October 1-15th: Your pup is working on intro to off-leash

Sept 16-30th: Pups are working on down stays with distractions

Sept 1-15th: field trips, car rides, and obedience lessons around the Edinboro University

August 16- August 31: Pups are going on car rides around town and exploring new places.

August 1- August 15: Pups are working on down stays.

July 16-July 31: Pups are continuing to work on obedience lessons and taking field trips into town.

July 1- July 15: Pups are working on obedience lessons and place lessons.

June 15-June 30th: Light obedience lessons, adventure walks in the woods with gunfire, small fireworks at a distance away, sit lessons , field trips to tractor supply

June 1-15th: Pups are working on light intro to obedience and continuing to work on sitting with a leash on.

May 16th-31st: The pups have gone on their first field trip to Tractor Supply and working on sitting with a leash.

May 1-15th: The pups are working on sit lessons, down and place . Using a clicker to mark the desired behavior and a treat for a reward. As a group, they are going on long walks in the woods, fields and around the ponds. During this walk they are also exposed to gunfire and are working on their recall whistle lessons.


April 25, 2023: The pups are working on their intro to puppy sit lessons, going on puppy adventure walks, and will have their first vaccinations next Tuesday. Once they have their first round of vaccinations, they are ready to have visitors. Please note that visits should be planned around picking your pup up for the day or weekend vacations. We are a working preserve and training ground for hunting trials. On-site visits are limited; it is strongly encouraged that you pick your puppy up for a weekend vacation.