Summer Fun

I am going back a couple years for this post.

In June of 2014 we participated/attended a fun weekend sponsored by the American Chesapeake Club (ACC). Some of these can be a lot of work but well worth it. It is a great way to socialize dogs, practice disciplines you may be interested in and socialize with other people in your breed as well as  other breeds.

It was a beautiful sunny weekend! We had an agility obstacle course set up, rally, we would have obedience and conformation time, field time and we would be offering the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test.

The attendance was fantastic. Jennifer Marenich was our instructor, she did a great job. We ended up having 20 dogs pass their CGC test; Maia and Titan were two of those. I worked with them the day before with several other people and overall they seemed ready but was I?!? You know when you get nervous the dogs feel that so I was trying not to be anxious,  just relax and have fun. That paid off! They passed and earned their CGC title.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Titan takes it literally about having fun!

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Titan CGC

The sit/stay. The dog is required to stay where you place them, then the owner walks to the end of a 20 f00t line turns and walks back. As you can see Titan did very well with this.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Maia CGC

Your dog must walk on a leash without pulling, Maia did great with this.


Here the dog has to sit with someone while the owner goes out of sight for 3 minutes. To pass they have to be calm, they can look for you but they can’t act out. Titan waited for me patiently.

ACC Fun Weekend 2014 (2)

The whole group that passed their CGC

This is a great way to proof your dog socially. With that being said it doesn’t mean you stop socializing once you gain your title in particular with Chesapeake’s. But I will save that for another post.

Most everyone practiced on the agility equipment. This was so much fun, I had always wanted to try some stuff out with the dogs.

Maia and I tried the jumps, she actually liked doing it. This was the low jump.

This jump was quite a bit higher but she cleared it.

Maia (44)

Uhh I’m not too sure about this…

Chesapeakes Bay Retriever (4)

Titan really enjoyed doing this, we did it several times and even did it off leash once.


Wait…you want me to what…

Several people checked out the rally, conformation and obedience. Quite a few dogs practiced in the field. We were able to get some water work in also.

Chesapeakes Bay Retriever (3)

A little land work.

Titan (1)

And some water work.

I know there were some tired dogs at the end of the day. So what do you do for fun with your dogs?

Blog on Fire

What a wonderful surprise, we were awarded the Blog on Fire Award, well Cheyenne was for her birthday! This award comes to us from our new friend Easy Rider, who is a Weimaraner that lives in Brittany and has great adventures with his staff in tow, so pop over and check him out! The rules are pretty simple for this award, share five things about yourself, pass it on and link back to the blog that awarded it to you.


Since this was a birthday gift for Cheyenne I think it is only fitting that the five things are about her…

1. She used to be very quiet but then Riva came and she found her voice.

2. Loves to retrieve ducks and geese!!

3. Would like to get rid of the new additions Winking smile

4. Wishes she had her own pond.

5. Loves watermelon Smile


And now for our picks, the rules do not say how many so we have a few in no particular order…

2 Brown Dawgs these brown dogs are on fire with training!

Bassas blog a Caucasian Shepard that’s on fire with her observations of aliens in her neighborhood!

Bongo dog blog is on fire with his keen observations on their trail walks!

bumpy road to bubba is on fire with visitors to their blog!

Collies of the Meadow is on fire with his stories of his wonderful Collie’s!

Georgia About is on fire with the magnificent photos and recipes of their country!

Jodi Stone life with Sampson and Delilah…the 411 well Jodi is mock 10 with her hair on fire!

Raising Poppy Seed is a wee little puppy on fire growing up!

Tylersat99’sblog these are two very beautiful Newf’s on fire…well because it is to darn hot with all that hair!

Congratulations to all of you!

A Little Fun With Photos


Found this app so thought I would give it a try; if you hover over a photo it will enlarge. I noticed some of the photos are repeats, maybe it did that in order to complete the shape or maybe I had it twice in my album Winking smile either way I thought this was kind of cool.

We’ve Been Tagged

Yeah we’ve been tagged by 2 Brown Dawgs. What a nice surprise and oh how fun this will be, they have ten questions for us to answer so her goes…

1.  Describe yourself in 7 words.  (This is our moms opinion not necessarily ours.)

Cheyenne: mouthy, bossy, stubborn, clingy, smart, sweet, loving

Riva: sweet, energetic, bouncy, smiley, cuddly, loving, happy

Maia: sweet, loving, attentive, energetic, aloof, pretty, adoring

Titan: silly, fearless, loving, troublemaker, bouncy, energetic, blonde

2. What keeps you up at night?

Cheyenne: nothing

Riva: nothing

Maia: my brother

Titan: having to go potty

3. Who would you like to be?

Cheyenne: well myself of course!

Riva: ditto

Maia: my Aunt Cheyenne, so I could sleep on the bed

Titan: my dad so I could get those birds

4. What are you wearing right now?

Cheyenne: my fur coat

Riva: ditto

Maia: my brothers slobber

Titan: my birfday suit Winking smile

5. What scares you?

Cheyenne: being left behind by my mom

Riva: the thought of being in trouble

Maia: card board boxes

Titan: nothing so far

6. The best and worst of blogging.

Cheyenne: we love reading about everyone’s adventures but we don’t like some of the secrets mom tells about us.

Riva: ditto

Maia: what’s a blog

Titan: huh!

7. The last website I visited.

2 Brown Dawgs to get these questions

8. What is one thing I would change about myself.

Cheyenne: not a thing I am perfect!

Riva: I would come back when I am called, oh wait that’s what my mom would change Smile

Maia: not a thing I am perfect!

Titan: I want to be like my dad!

9. Slankets yes or no.

Cheyenne: no way!

Riva: no way!

Maia: I go along with the big dogs

Titan: huh…

10. Tell us something about the dog that tagged you.

2 Brown Dawgs is a great blog with 2 big Chesapeake’s, Thunder and Storm and one little one, Freighter. They have the most amazing photos to share and tons of training information for us retrievers. Little Freighter just came to live with them a little while ago but they have known him his whole life and shared all the precious moments of him growing, well so far, he has a lot more growing to do yet. Thunder and Storm are great retrievers who just recently received some pretty great awards for their abilities.

Geesh that was much harder to do than we thought it would be, except for #10.

So now to pick 8 bloggers to tag, no pressure and if you have already been tagged just post a link to your post and answers.


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