Rottweilers and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are beautiful and intelligent working dogs as separate breeds. However, when combined, they are a force with which to be reckoned. The result of this intentional crossbreeding is a dog known as a Rottpeake, a loyal and faithful animal that’s adept at both guarding and duck hunting. While they aren’t overly suitable as pets for young children or novice owners, they can become man’s best friend for those who know how to assert authority, and love getting active in the outdoors. Rottpeakes are not dogs to laze around in the sun for hours on end either – although as they age, this does become their favorite pastime. A young Rottpeake, however, prefers to get out and get active, and will otherwise become destructive. If you have a Rottpeake that needs a little bit more exercise, take note of these activity tips below.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are talented water dogs that like nothing better than to splash through the water in hunt of that elusive stick (or duck). However, given that many Rottweilers are just as enthused by water, the Rottpeake is going to be a water dog through and through. On a hot day when you’ve got an hour up your sleeve, why not grab a leash and toys and head down to your local watering hole with your pooch? They are sure to love taking a break from the intense summer heat, while you’re sure to enjoy how easy it is to tire them out.
Rottweilers are classed as one of the top 10 best dogs to train, with Chesapeake Bay Retrievers not lagging too far behind. Therefore, you are probably going to have no trouble at all teaching your pup the basics when you first get them. However, if you don’t show your dog that you’re the boss, and they begin to display dominating behavior that you can’t control, going to obedience training is essential. Rottpeakes are large dogs and having full control over them is going to be in your favor. There is sure to be a facility near you that offers one-hour sessions that are moderately priced. It is well worth the investment.
During duck hunting season, your Rottpeake will come into their own. Given that the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a sports and hunting dog, there’s every reason to believe that with Rottweiler in the mix, they will be ideal hunting and retrieving dogs that will remain loyal and obedient during your trip. While it can be expensive to go duck shooting, it does give you the opportunity to get out into the wilderness with man’s best friend. Therefore, there’s no time like the present to pack plenty of water and food for you both and head out for a day of duck hunting.
Including a daily walk into your routine can benefit both you and your dog. It can teach your dog how to behave in public, how to walk on a leash properly, all the while giving them much-needed exercise as well. Half an hour or an hour is ample to stimulate your pup both mentally and physically.
If you’re short on time, but your pup is bored, you’ll be pleased to know a quick game of fetch can be all it takes to cure their boredom. Head out to your backyard, grab their favorite toy, then spend 20 or 30 minutes throwing the toy to the end of the yard and back. Before you know it, you have cured their boredom!
When you’re trying to think of ways to entertain your Rottpeake, you need to put your best paw forward. Not every activity is going to be suitable, so thinking outside the square is crucial. Try out any of these activities above, and you’re sure to find they benefit from both mental and physical stimulation.