Occasional Gun Dog ” Winston Blackburn” Sold
Sire: Sundance’s Mister Incredible SH
Dam: Truffle
DOB: 05/04/2023
Black Male

I see you there, want to be my new buddy? Roscoe is my name and I am fun, smart and curious. I enjoy swimming in the creek and playing with toys. I would make a great companion. 

To be trained as : 
​Adv.Companion Ready January 8th-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

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.

January 1-15th: We are working on intro to "look" lessons to teach your dog to maintain eye contact and look for direction. 

December 16-31st: We are working on down with distraction.

December 1-15th: obedience lessons and car rides ( in and out of the crate) field trips to tractor supply, Walmart and the Edinboro mall.

November 16-30th: We are working on obedience lessons in town, field trips to various stores

November 16th - 30th: Pups are working on obedience lessons in town.

November 1-15th: Your dog is working on obedience lessons and place lessons.

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: Your pup is going on field trips into town while working on their obedience.

September 16-30th: The pups are working on obedience lessons and place lessons with distractions. 

September 1-15th: Your pup is working on obedience lessons and crate lessons. 

August 16-31: Your pup has gone on their first field trip to tractor supply.

August 1-16: Pups are working on light intro to obedience.

July 16-31: Your pup is working on sit lessons with a leash.

July 1-15: The pups are going for leash drags in the fields and woods and exploring new things. 

June 15th-30th: Your pup is working on intro to sit lessons, crate training and beginning adventure walks outdoors

May 15th-30th: The pups are receiving their first mash meals and learning about the recall whistle

May 4th-15th: The litter is growing , reaching their puppy milestones and loves to eat and nap.

May 4th, 2023: Happy Birthday! The Truffle x Jack kids are doing great. Mama and all her children are healthy and came through perfectly