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Old 12-07-2009, 04:31 AM
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Va-Cat View Post
I'll see what I can find out about that collar and will DM you with the answer. I might get one or more for my fur-kids too As far as a Chessie being the right dog for you, you are definately going about it the right way. Do a lot of research before making a choice. CBRs train at about the same speed as most retrievers. What I like most about them is once they get it - it sticks! That goes with potty training, obedience commands, etc. Biggest problem with Chessies, if they are not given enough exercise they will bleed off that energy in unacceptable (and many time very expensive) ways A bored Chessie can be a nightmare on 4 feet
I really appreciate the information .

I think between the 5 of us (humans and current dog) we could meet the exercise needs of a Chessie. But, I don't want to under estimate how much exercise a CBR would need.

I'm thinking that puppies will need 2 or 3 walks a day (a block or two each time), play time in the back yard with humans and some romping and running with the dog. When our golden was little, I had her on a pretty set schedule of exercise and rest time, I'm hoping that would work well with a Chessie, too. We plan on crate training.

Our Golden is about 2 1/2 now. She still has plenty of energy but she can also be very calm and easy to be around. If we miss a walk one day, she can deal with it pretty well. Miss two days, though, and she gets a little spun up (but not destructive). I'm guessing that at the same age, a Chessie would *need* his/her walk(s) every day. I'm wondering if two walks, a mile each, would be enough.

I've read some mixed things about Chessies and how they get along with other dogs. From what I understand, if they are well socialized when they are little, Chessies do well with kids, dogs and new people. I'm also trying to get a feel for their possessiveness (over food dishes, the yard, dog toys, etc) - how big an issue is this with CBRs?

Whatever dog we choose, we really need for it to get along well with our golden. She's just a big, goofy puppy with other dogs. And, of course, we need for our new pup to play nicely with our kids and their friends.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Va-Cat View Post
Which org is your friend associated with? Rescue calendars are one of the best ways to raise money. I recognize a lot of the dogs in this years calendar but not all of them. All the ones that I know are rescues but there are a few in there that I don't know the history on. I think they are all rescues but just can't say for sure.
I'm not sure what org. she is or was with. It's been a few years, that was the first time I had heard of these calendars. She was in Morehead City. It is a great way to get money for the dogs.
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