Classic gun dog “ Pumpkin Horowitz” Sold 
Sire: Sundance’s Mister Incredible SH
Dam: Sundance’s Red Maple 
DOB: 08/24/2023
EIC,CNM, DM,HNPK,PRA-PRCD,PRCD,DRD1,
OSD1 and SD2: Clear
Pedigree
Yellow Female

 

To be trained as: Companion
Home Date: February – March 2024

 

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.

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.

 

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