Journal Entries for Started Gun Dog : 
” Cowboy ” 

Sire : Sundance’s Mister Incredible
Dam: Sundance’s Kate
DOB: 08/20/2021
Black male

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 for pickup / Transportation options

Medium to Large Ruff Land Crate ( Please see our Recommendations page )

17 inch ID collar and a  22-24 inch training collar

Transportation / Driving Services:

 We prefer driving services overflights. Here is the contact information for transport companies that we have used and recommend.
Please contact them directly for quotes or any questions about the services that they provide.

* Sundance Transport: In-house transport is provided by us. Limited range and availability. Please call Sheryl at 814-790-2643.

​* Executive Pet Transport : (678) 975-2518

*Royal Rides : Kassie Wilson, owner 1-806-759-8452, Braydon Wilson, manager 1-806-789-5341

*Blue Ridge Transport: 703-403-1398

*Lyons Pet Transport ( International) +1 (905) 320-0558

*Astrapi Pet Transport ( International) : 438-969-9111

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:

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)
 Animals In Translation~ Temple Grandin  
What It's Like To Be a Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience - Gregory Berns

Training videos for: Head Start Puppies, Companions, Working and Gun Dogs

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.

Nov 26, 2022: Working hard on ducks and pheasants while running concept marks. We have not used the ponds recently due to the ice

October 1-15 ,2022: Its always rewarding when all the little pieces come together and turns into " gun dog" work. My favorite part of the year, is this season. When the young gun dogs, start figuring out what their " job" is. It's not usually the first or second bird, but once that fourth and fifth bird falls? The pups really start to figure out what is going on. We are on the short clock now. * Please keep a minimum of five birds in your bank so we can continue to reserve them at local preseves *

September 18,2022:  Ground work, concept marks, intro to handling. * If you have purchased bird for your dog to hunt over, there will be a bird bank above to keep track of how many birds your dog is using each week. We won't be shooting birds / adding temptation for poor manners until we are running concept marks, perfectly.

September 4,2022: Intro to concept marks, 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: Introduction to groundwork, with some revists on the hold table if needed.  Intro to concept marks

August 19, 2022: Thank you for your patience. We are working on handling the left. right and back on the table and groundwork

July 1, 2022 : I apologize for the delay. We are working to build a new website that can better host our journal ,video and picture needs, thank you for your patience it is greatly appreciated. 
We are  wrapping up force fetch , handling and delivery to hand on the table, we are moving to ground work next week or two

May 20, 2022: Force Fetch and intro to handling on the table. Going Right, Left and Back the whole 14 feet of the table 

April 3, 2022 : Working on hold lessons and intro to force fetch, with obedience lessons

February 19-March 19th : Apologies for the delay. we have been having intermittent website difficulties. It should be fixed now. We have completed obedience training and hold, moving on to Force Fetch, once we complete this block of training, we will begin concept marks.

February 6-18th: We are working on exposure to water , the find it command, delivery to hand and hold lessons when needed. Everyone has settled in nicely and we are making the most of the warmer weather.

February 5th : Thank you for your patience. As many of you are aware, winter has arrived in a big way. With it comes snow, ice and delays. While keeping everyone warm and safe, we are still continuing to train. Our focus during these storms is on home etiquette and obedience, whether you have a head start puppy, companion or gun dog.  When temperatures are below 20 degrees we will be inside as much as possible, over 20 degrees and we can dig out, down at the training center.

Jan 1-15th: We are working on obedience and fun retrieves! This litter is smart, fun and FAST! They are going to be a lot of fun as they grow up.

​​Dec 2-25th : Merry Christmas! Your dog enjoyed homemade bacon dog biscuits and chew treats early this morning. Intro to obedience lessons, adventure walks with gunfire, crate training , riding / loading in trailers and finding hidden pheasant wings

Oct 24-December 1: into to obedience lessons : here, heel and sit. Ramps and Stairs., fun retrieves, planted pheasant wings and adventure walks with gunfire ​

October 9-23rd : Sit lessons, crate lessons, adventures with gunfire and fireworks. Home etiquette lessons when its rainy and too cold to play outside

Sept18-Oct 8: Adventures! The pups are starting to explore outside and go on adventure walks with gunfire
** Companion Clients :
As a reminder, our pick up times for vacations or going home is Monday – Friday 1-3pm and Sat 9 am -12pm.
​If you are visiting your dog or puppy, please plan on picking them up and visiting off site( please see your Awesome Information Guide for more information). We will provide food, toys, crate etc for a day trip, overnight or weekend visit. ​

Sept 4-18th: Now that the pups have their eyes and ears open, they are exploring the nursery room and playing the the reception area.

August ​20 – Sept 4: Happy Birthday! Kate gave birth to eight healthy black pups. For the next few weeks they will be eating and sleeping. Once their eyes open, the pups will begin to explore the whelping area