Activities For Rottpeakes

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Introduction

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. 

Swimming

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Hot Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Doggy Flotation Vest
Towel
Doggy waste bag
Activity description

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. 

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Find water
Not every lake, river, or beach you come across is going to be suitable for your pup. If your dog isn’t well socialized with strangers or other dogs, it’s crucial to find an isolated area where you can give your dog that much-needed exercise safely. What’s more, some beaches and rivers do not allow dogs to enter – either on-leash or off-leash. Do your research before you pack the beach towels and get going. Cosmo Dog Park in Arizona offers a dock from which dogs can jump into the water, while The Fort Smith Dog Park in Arkansas provides a pond for pampered pooches as well.
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Go swimming
Now that you’ve found a suitable destination, you can pack the togs, towels, and toys, and get going. Given a Rottpeake’s natural ability to fetch ducks from water, they are going to love retrieving all the toys you throw in the water for hours. Do put a doggy flotation vest on your companion though, especially if the water source has depth, or in case your fun-loving pal begins to show fatigue. The most exhausting part of the entire adventure will be trying to get them to go home!
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Obedience Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treats
Activity description

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. 

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Find a facility
Your dog is sure to be your pride and joy, so booking them into a facility you trust and know is crucial. Therefore, when you’re looking for somewhere suitable, do your research. Find out what’s available nearby, then talk to friends and family who may have used that facility. What’s more, read testimonials. They can often help you to understand what the training involves. Once you’ve narrowed down the list, call the trainers. Find out if they are experienced with the breed and ask any pressing questions you may have.
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Learn weaknesses
Rottpeakes can be quite a dominating breed of dog. They can weigh over 100 pounds, and without proper training and socialization, can be aggressive to both humans and animals. Therefore, the sooner you can find your dog’s weaknesses and areas you want to work on, the better it is for your dog and family. What’s more, obedience training is very mentally stimulating. Therefore, after a session, you’re sure to find they come home ready for a big nap. Write a list of things to work on, then get ready for your first session.
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Attend training
Now that you know what you want to achieve, it’s time to take your dog to class. If they are a puppy, they can learn all the basics such as sit, stay, and heel. However, if they’re a little older, you may wish to teach them about coming back when called, retrieving, and how to behave in social situations. After a standard six-week course, you may find your pup’s behavior, and skill set is far more advanced than you thought possible.
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Duck Hunting

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Any Day
Expensive
Hard
8 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Canine Protective Visibility Vest
GPS collar
Food
Water
Activity description

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. 

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Find a spot
Eastern North Dakota, South Louisiana, Eastern Arkansas, and the Great Salt Lake in Utah are just a few of the many premium waterfowl hunting locations. At these locations, you can hunt for a range of waterfowl including geese, mallard, teal, and wood ducks. However, without doing your research, you aren’t going to be aware of where you can hunt, when, and what you’re allowed to kill. Therefore, before you head out, contact your local hunting authority and find out how to stay on the right side of the law with your furry friend.
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Gather gear
Any adventure in the great outdoors is going to be exciting, but remember that anything can change at a moment’s notice, and anything can go wrong. What’s more, now that you’re taking your Rottpeake with you, you have another mouth to feed and another creature to look after. Therefore, it’s crucial to set some time aside for planning, preparing, and gathering your gear. Take all the emergency essentials such as protective vests, first aid kits, locator beacons, and mobile phones, and don’t forget warm clothing and blankets for both you and your pampered pooch. Even if you only intend on going out for the day, any situation can arise to change those plans. Also, ensure you have plenty of food and water for you both as well, and a GPS locator for your dog in case they run off.
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Hunt and retrieve
Now that you’re armed with the essentials and a lucrative hunting destination, it’s time to hit the road. There’s no denying your dog will be waiting at the door rearing to go, so what are you waiting for? Let your pup do what they do best: retrieve. You can shoot the ducks down, let your pup test out their retrieving skills, then come home with plenty of food for the freezer.
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Walk

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.  

Fetch

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!  

Conclusion

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.