Journal entries for: St. Gun River ( Duff x Jack)

​To be trained as a Started Gun Dog;
” River Bourdeau” 
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Sire: Sundance’s Mister Incredible
Dam: Duff
DOB 02/19/2022                                                              Jack x Duff Litter Pedigree

​Est. Home Date: January 2022   Bird Bank :10

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

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:

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.

September 18,2022: Hold lessons with obedeince. 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.

August 18,2022: Thank you for your patience. It has been and is greatly appreciated. The new website is launched and journals are in the process of being built. 

Your dog is currently working on obedience of : Here, heel and sit. We are also building our sit / stay with distractions and working on intro to hold. 

 

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  into to  obedience lesson, adventure walks, exposure to gunfire and birds. Now moving on to more formal work of here, heel and sit, introduction to the hold

May 20, 2022: intro to stairs and ramps , gunfire on  adventure walks in the woods and fun bumpers ​

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