Understanding Your Dog:

There are dog psychologists and dog trainers who publish books and/or have websites:





And some House Training References:





Video Clip:


Book: "WAY TO GO! - HOW TO HOUSETRAIN A DOG OF ANY AGE" by Patricia McConnell and Karen London.


Tips for Retriever Puppy Training:

The following links take you to information for a DVD which teaches you how to build a retrieving drive in a retreiver puppy. This type of training should be followed first if you want a retrieving puppy/dog:



These books are about retriever training for retriever enthusiasts, the history of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, puppy and dog training and Canine Communication: 

Other books I recommend reading include books by the authors Stanley Coren or Cesar Milan.  I also recommend reading books and articles and watching DVD's on Field Training, Agility, Obedience and Rally Obedience. 

Articles by Anne Everette at Heads Up Kennel on Retriever Training:


On-line Articles by Oak Hill Kennel on Retriever Training:


CKC Referances:


Walking Your Dog is Very Important:

Your dog, any dog,  needs physical exertion, every day if possible, to keep his/her frame strong, muscles toned, and to ward off obesity. Your dog may get this exercise in many ways; on long walks in the park, going swimming, doing field training, agility, going with you while you are horse back riding, or in other ways. If your toller isn’t getting 40 minutes plus, of aerobic activity on a regular basis, he/she’s just not getting enough exercise. Tollers should be exercised or walked daily to get what they need; the following is a link which describes why this is so Important: 



Cesar's Way Tips: http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/ 


Separation Anxiety is a Common Pet Concern:



Bringing Dogs and Cats Together:



Grooming a Toller:

 Bathing Your Dog Video on 'mercola.com':



Cleaning Canine Teeth:  Keeping your dog's teeth clean can help keep your dog healthy. This should be done daily for full benefits:

Please ask for instructions from a Pet Oral Care Specialist.

Use a soft canine tooth brush and dog tooth paste that your dog likes the flavour of  

You can buy Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews from your Veterinarian or Plaque Off (Seaweed) supplement but not as a substitute for brushing your dog's teeth


A Video About trimming Your Dog's Nails:


A Way to Treat Problem Ears:

Link to some good information about Retriever Ears: 


I like 'Canyon Meadows Natural Ear Wash' which can be found at many pet supply stores for cleaning and maintenance. 

Methods to Remove Ticks: 

The first method is preferred by some people who think it may be the safest way to remove them. Remove the Tick by twisting it with a specialized tool as in this video link:   


The second method is used by some people. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. Or the third Method: Place Neosporin Ointment or Liquid Soap completely covering them, which suffocates to make them back their heads out for complete removal. Disturb them as little as possible when applying it, then come back in 5 or 10 minutes and pull them. 

Skunk Wash Video on 'mercola.com':