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Meg/Digger’s Puppies All Out to Great Homes

All of Meg and Diggers Puppies, which were seven weeks old on April 19, 2017 have gone to excellent homes!

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Meg’s Litter is Here

Meg had her first litter of pups, all chocolate, March 1, 2017. There are seven pups, four females and three males. All are happy, fat, and healthy. We removed the dew claws today and Mom took very good care of them. Meg is an awesome mom, always very careful around them and provides a great […]

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“Digger”

We purchased Digger out of Emmett, Idaho. His father is a Master Hunter and both his sire and dam lines have a decent number of field trial lineage. This includes almost all of his great grand parents. Since our school district mascot is the Sugar Salem “Diggers” due to all the beets that were cultivated […]

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What are we doing now?

As my day job as a school superintendent has been keeping me too busy to train (I know. Nothing should keep me that busy) I have had to back off the breeding and training of gun dogs. In fact it has been some time since I have seriously trained. Oh, friends and I still go […]

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Exercise Induced Collapse – Listen to a podcast about EIC

The link below will take you to a short podcast on Exercise Induced Collapse. http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/multimedia/podcasts/exercise-induced-collapse.html

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Force Training Article by Alan Dunn and Bryan Dunn

Force Breaking to Retrieve Note: Make sure to distinguish between negative reinforcement and punishment. Punishment extinguishes a behavior while negative reinforcement causes a behavior to start or continue as does positive reinforcement. The e collar, when used after a behavior is a form of punishment, but when used before the behavior and then stopped when […]

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Force Training Ridge

About a two weeks ago I began force training Ridge. If you are unaware of what force training is you should read up on it. A good book is the Tri-tronics book of Retriever Training or the articles by Mike Lardy. You can find information online. In a nutshell, force training is the use of […]

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Teaching Your Puppy to Sit

This past week I have begun teaching Ridge to sit. I started the day he was 12 weeks old. I wouldn’t recommend starting to teach sit when your puppy is any younger but you can start anytime after that. Start by getting some quite small pieces of hotdog or cheese. I prefer small quarter inch […]

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First day of Training “Ridge”

Well, we began training Ridge as soon as we got him home. Early training of a 9 week old puppy is not what you might expect. Our training consists first off making him feel that he is part of the pack and family. We give him plenty of positive attention and help him to feel […]

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Introduction to our blogs

Many people in the dog world are the outdoorsy type who are not too familiar with the whole world of public media. At least I am in that category. My son, Logan, has encouraged me to start this blog.  A Blog is short for Web log, or in other words a place on the web […]

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