Meg’s Litter is Here

By |2017-03-05T20:35:53-06:00March 5th, 2017|blog|

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


By |2016-03-04T00:00:37-06:00March 4th, 2016|blog|

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

What are we doing now?

By |2015-03-22T21:48:27-06:00March 22nd, 2015|blog|

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

Force Training Article by Alan Dunn and Bryan Dunn

By |2011-02-16T16:08:55-06:00February 16th, 2011|blog, Force Training, Training Your Puppy|

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

Force Training Ridge

By |2011-02-16T15:32:56-06:00February 16th, 2011|blog, Force Training|

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

Teaching Your Puppy to Sit

By |2010-08-27T17:41:00-06:00August 27th, 2010|blog|

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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