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.
Once home, if your dog doesn't eat his /hers allotted amount or picks at it for the first few days, this is normal. *Try feeding your dog in a less distracting environment or their crate.
Est. Crate and Collar Size?
Medium to Large Ruff Land Crate.
For a direct link to their website, please see our Recommendations page. If you don't like or want a Ruff Land crate, then any hard-sided plastic crate will do. We do not recommend wire crates. It is extremely important that you bring a crate for pick up.
17 -19 inch ID collar ( please bring an ID collar with your contact information on it ) A ID collar can be fabric, leather etc.
20-22 Inch medium fine Herm Sprenger metal collar and a six-foot standard leash.
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 Training Videos:
Tips and Training Videos for Head Starts, Companions and Gun Dogs 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) What It's Like To Be A Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience ~ Gregory Berns Animals in Translation ~ Temple Grandin
Information for Training, 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.
December 30,2022: Reviewing hold, working on off leash obedience , and intro to concept marks inside the training center
December 1-15th hold lessons over obedience and obstacles, working on into to handling on the table ( back, left and right)
Nov 26, 2022: We have nearly completed our hold lessons, and will work on building an e collar block for off leash recall next. Once completed we will begin working on concept marks!
October 1-15, 2022: Hold lessons, continuing on the table. We will continue to work on hold for a little bit. Now that we have the basics down, we will switch from a light bumper to heavy weighted and clothe bumpers, dokans and frozen then chilled birds, as this block is all about " the mouth". Once we are satisfied with holding various objects and are happy to do it, we move back to the ground .
September 18,2022: Hold lessons with ob. lessons. This week we are continuing to work on hold. Once we can " hold" on to the bumper in a sitting position, then we will pactice going back in forth across the table.
September 4,2022 :This week, we are working on hold. This block is an important part of " delivery to hand". Once we have " hold" , then we will add it to our obedience string of " here, heel and sit" tom complete a formal delivery to hand.
The preserves are now open. If you would like to purchase pheasants for your dog to hunt over, please do so in the additional services area of the journal. A recommended minimum is 10 birds.
August 22,2022: This week we are working on obedience lessons, movement lessons and an introduction to hold
August 19, 2022: Your dog is working on the mechanics of here, heel, and sit. We are working on introducing hold-on-the-table with sit and stay lessons.
We are wrapping up obedience lesson, adventure walks, exposure to gunfire and birds. Now moving on to more formal work of hold and delivery to hand.
May 20, 2022: Intro to obedience lessons, intro to table lessons, adventure walks in the woods and fun bumpers
April 17, 2022: fun bumpers, leash drags for intro to obedience and off leash recall walks in the woods