|OLD Summer Camp
We spent 18 years doing Horse, art and dog training
summer camps out here for kids. We love working with
the animals and kids. We unfortunately don't have the
time or safe enough horses to do them anymore. If
anyone else wants information on doing them, I would
love to share my words of wisdom.
around here for
25 yrs and taught
riders how to
sent to me....address on front page)
Initials with preferance -
|We have barn cats...Griffie (18) , Lurk (Feral but has had shots)
,Patches (16) and Cookie( new kitten to keep old guys on their toes)
|If you like our safe, secure, kennels; Vince
sells fencing at work. He can help you figure
out what works best for your situation.
His work no: (704)436-6401
Pasture Managment systems
|What is your favorite color?
AKC American bred goldens
come in 3 basic shades of
Dark Gold, Gold, and
Many litters will have more then
one shade and throw colors
|704 661 6365
for her dog training
|Puppy shopping list
|Starting Crate training -
For $100,(Thomas who works here
and lives in our guest house) will bring
your pup in the house and get it used
to a crate for a week before you take it
home. This helps reduce the stress of
the first couple nights.
|Picking Order- This is all the
information I have on who is above you on
the picking list. If litters have not been born
yet, or have not been checked out by the vet
to make sure they are healthy, I have no idea
how many are going to be available when it
is your turn to pick. You can get an idea by
seeing how many pups each dog has and
looking at where you stand on this list. The
rest is up to mother nature.
|Recommendations and Favorites
|Many people think that shaving your
golden's coat makes them
cooler......Since they do not sweat like
us, this is not true. Here is a good
article about why ....
|*Pro plan large puppy food
*Food Bowls (plastic can turn their nose pink)
*Collar. Puppies wear around 10-12" at 6-8
weeks. Adult Goldens usually wear 20- 22"
*ID Tag -very inexpensive insurance
*Leash -Slip style leads are good for trained
dogs and knowlegable dog handlers, not to be
handed to child to drag a puppy around
*Crate- When used properly, a crate makes potty
training easier and teaches your puppy to hold it.
Small size will last til they are about 3 mo old, so
get a medium if you want to use it longer. If you
want one to use forever, get the large or XL
*Natures Miracle -a must for cleaning up
*Bitter apple - to prevent chewing
*TOYS -Kong is most durable.- A must to keep
puppy from eating your house during teething
*Puppy Shampoo - (I like oatmeal based
shampoo for my older dogs)
*Toe nail clippers
*Hot Spots - Anything that itches can cause
hot spots. It is important to stop the itching as
soon as possible because they can get worse
quick.. You may need antibiotics from the vet but
this helps until you get there.
* Vet products and knowlegable answers on
how to use them, Call:
|Heartworm and Flea Meds- I rotate
mine. Ask about this if you want to know why
All Natural Flea and Tick control for
(Not good for them to inhale).
Brewers Yeast - .For places without a big
flea problem (and during cold months of the
year), or with pregnant dogs, can use Brewers
Yeast, to repell fleas. Never give it to nursing
Moms because it makes their milk taste bad.
|Shedding -Goldens shed and a simple quick daily
brushing gets the hair on the brush instead of your
furniture. If you totally can't handle shedding, you
can use a shedding formula, but you need to take
them off it in the spring so they can blow their coat.
|Barking- Tell them to hush and then spray
this....Doesn't need to be close, it can help
with most barkers...(even if it is your
|NuVet is a daily treat that they LOVE and is
critical to protecting them while leaving mom
and litter mates and for a LONG- HEALTHY life.
Nuvet also has an awesome puppy shampoo
and ear cleaner
|Trainers: Before signing up with a trainer, get references or watch
demos. Look for trainers who use positive reinforcement. Good
trainers will have happy dogs who are working because they want to,
not because they are being forced into it. Training should be building
a positive understanding between you and your dog. Sending your dog
to a trainer without learning yourself, is like teaching them in Russian
and never learning the language.
These are the local trainers that I use and who will come to your house
to do in home Demos.
|Raising Puppies is like raising kids, there are different ways to do things.
These are just things that work for me.
Since flies lay their eggs in poop, having animals
usually means having flies. We use 2 products to
control Flies around here.
Fly Preditors are little bugs that eat fly eggs and are
very small nonintrucive little bugs. They are shipped
in the egg form to your door
You can also keep your poop barrels open to attract
all the local flies and then spray it with this
Safe Fly Spray
|K9data.com - This website
has made it so much easier for
breeders and pet buyers to
research bloodlines and health
clearances. All breeds should
have something like this. I believe
it is why our breed is getting a
handle on some of the health
issues that used to be so
unavoidable in the breed.