Sporting gun dog “Major Kemp”
Sire: OFTW Flashmount Tenor of Tagabea
BVA Hips: 3/3 BVA: 0/0 BVA Eyes: Certified

Dam: Maggie
DOB: 11/14/2023
Chocolate Male

To be trained as:
Started gun dog
Est. Home date: September 2024

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.

March 1-15th: working on sit to whistle ( thrown soft toy reward, or treat), sit / hold on the table with soft toy. Gunfire exposure walks with other young gun dogs .

February 15- March 1st: into to the hold table. intro to hold lessons, with soft toys ( clicker for marked good behavior ).

February 1-15th: We are continuing to work on fun retrievers with wings and cloth bumpers as well as obedience lessons. Gunfire exposure walks, with hidden Pheasent wings for the pups to find along the way.

January 16-31st: We are  working on intro to obedience lessons: here, heel and sit. Gunfire exposure walks with other young gun dogs in training

January 1-15th: We are working on pheasant wing exposure / fun retrieves with wings, soft toys and cloth puppy bumpers. Exposure to stairs, ramps, tarps, mud and snow.

December 15-30th: We are working on sit lessons, crate lessons, place lessons, into to a leash drags  and adventure walks outside/ exposure to gunfire