What is your dog eating, How Much, and When?
* 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
Favorite Toys: Tennis Balls, Kongs, Elk and Deer Antler Chews
Preferred Petting: Ears, Belly and Back
Recommended Reading Materials:
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 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)
Information for Weekend or Overnight Visits:
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.
September 18,2022: The Albion Fair was in town this week. Bucky, Wanda and Hawk enjoyed multiple field trips to the fair and were very well behaved. They walked through multiple animals barns, down the food strip and gaming lanes as well as being around large crowds and fair equipemt.
September 4,2022: Wanda , Bucky and Hawk are doing exceptionally well with their auto sits, down and under commands. Bucky is the winner this week, as he will happily try to crawl under nearly anything for a chicken reward. They are also going to the Edinboro university and pet friendly stores around town.
August 26, 2022: Wanda, Bucky and Hawk are working on here, heel, auto sit, down, stand, side and look commands. The pups are doing well.
Of the group, Wanda has the best attention span. Bucky and Hawk need more reminders but are improving. All three are getting field trips into town to pet-friendly stores, a smaller local mall, and walking in and around Edinboro and the University.
* I am working on getting a specific "plug-in" for training videos. This should be completed by next week and we will start loading training videos for each pup.
August 19, 2022: Thank you for your patience while we launched our new website and journals.
Your dogs are working on many field trips to town and local fairs for exposure .
For obedience and skills sets, we are working on here, heel, sit, and down reliably. Adding stand, lap, under, and side.
June 1st-June 29th : Wears vest comfortably, sits and looks for treat. Heels, down, and stand command.
May 4th-May 25th : Auto sit looks for treat, down, Wears vest comfortably.
April 6th-April 27th : Working on puppy drills. Sit looks for treat, place, down. Greets new person, leans in for petting.
March 16th-April 6th : Evaluation of Katie x Jack litter. Curious, walks over tarps and through tunnels, treat motivated.