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Training a Retriever Puppy
We highly recommend these DVDs by Bill Hillmann. "Training a Retriever Puppy" – Revised Edition shows three different retriever puppies being trained in front of the camera. This video does NOT show dogs that are already trained. This is a training method dedicated to how you want your puppy to BE more than what you want your puppy to do. Emphasis is put on keeping your puppy in BALANCE. This beginning training will create habits and form a relationship that will be the foundation for any retrieving activities whether it's hunting ducks, chasing a tennis ball in your backyard, or going into competitive events. The most important part of the beginning stages of Labrador retriever puppy training is to develop a relationship with the puppy that will create a bond or a partnership. This will be based on respect and kindness. Click on the link above to find out more.
Health and feeding information
Exercise Induced Collapse in Labrador Retrievers
A syndrome of exercise intolerance and collapse (EIC) has been recognized in young adult Labrador Retrievers.
Canine Eye Registration Foundation
OFA Eye Certification examinations are screening exams performed by board certified veterinary ophthalmologists. The exams can take place either in the veterinary office, or at a special clinic held in conjunction with another event (such as a dog show). The purpose of the OFA Eye Certification Registry (CAER) is to provide breeders with information regarding canine eye diseases so that they may make informed breeding decisions in an effort to produce healthier dogs.
ORTHOPEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
To promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease
We proudly feed and recommend Purina Pro Plan
NUTRITION THAT PERFORMS™ Like you, dogs are everything to us. While some brands are quick to jump on the latest human fads, everything we do has a singular focus—creating nutrition that helps bring out the very best in your dog. The proof is in our results—not our marketing.
Ainley Kennels & Fabrication, Inc. specializes in the manufacturing of high quality dog transportation equipment that is built to the customer's specifications. Products include truck chassis mounted boxes, toppers, trailers, crates and drawer consoles. Accessories such as bird boxes and waterers are also available. Our equipment is manufactured with aluminum and stainless steel. They are fully framed, insulated and double walled providing you and your partner with the quality construction you deserve.
Dogs Afield founded by Jean and Jerry Day who have actively trained and trialed Labs over fifteen years. Originally specializing in equipment for the training of Hunt Test and Field Trail Retrievers, Dogs Afield has expanded its scope to provide for field dogs of all kinds.
Dogtra Remote Training Equipment
Dogtra Company produces the world's finest e-collars. Dogtra's focus is on offering user-friendly e-collars that are designed for the most demanding training conditions. Dogtra offers a complete line of e-collars from small-breed pet trainers to a variety of sporting dog units as well as K-9 Police work. Dogtra is a proud member of ECMA (Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association), and PETT (Partnership for Electronic Training Technology).
Gun Dog Supply
"We train our dogs with the products we sell." Taking care of folks and their dogs since 1972. Our family-owned & operated small business wants to be your one-stop shop.
Keeps you dog clean, dry and comfortable. Chew proof, weather proof, chemical and bacteria resistant. Custom fit for any application. Great for all breeds.
Kennels and organizations
Master National Retriever Club
The Master National Retriever Club, Inc., is committed to the hunting tradition, devoted to the promotion, breeding, training, and best interests of retrievers. In order to carry out our commitment, Master Hunters will be tested annually in a non-competitive manner at the Master National Stake to the maximum of the standard as set out by the AKC.
Port Arthur Retriever Club Inc.
Established in 1950 as a field trial club, the Port Arthur Retriever Club has become a group of retriever owners, who hunt and live in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. Areas of interest for our members include obedience, hunt tests, field trials and of course hunting. We continue to work together in an effort to improve our own abilities and those of our dogs while having fun at the same time.