Riggs Early Spring Training

Roger and Riggs.

Last week we had some warm days so Roger and Riggs got out and trained with us. Riggs will be 2 in July of this year. He hasn’t had any hunt/hunt test training until now. He hasn’t been forced fetched so Roger has started him on that along with some short retrieves.

The take off.

Bring it back to papa!

Good boy!

Sometimes I feel like a goat!

Sometimes I feel like a clown!

Sometimes I come back normal!

All in all Riggs is actually doing very well. He has the drive and desire to play this game he just needs more guidance which he will get. He’s a fun young man! I’m Glad he lives so close so we can watch his progress and be part of helping him achieve his goals. (The house way back in the picture is my house so you can see he lives very close, just across my field).

Have a great day!

Hormones Gone Segregation Gone Somewhat

Guilty went out of heat February 15. She still has girly hormones going on but not like when she first went into heat and when she was in standing heat. You can read about Preacher and her segregation here. During her whole heat cycle she was kept away from Preacher as we found out Preacher had issues with her in heat and would start fights with her or more like would attack her. To help calm Preacher down I put a Adaptil collar on her and plugged in a room diffuser. You can read about Adaptil in this blog post by clicking here. I put away all the bones and the treat puzzles. Once Guilty was finished with her heat cycle I started letting her and Preacher be together for short supervised visits. In the beginning Preacher would give her the stink eye and we were on top of getting Preacher to focus on something else. Guilty learned to stay clear of Preacher and would avoid her when she got a bad vibe from her.

Pick up your feet loose your seat to Guilty.

A week and a half later the girls can be in the house together and hang out without any issues. I even caught Preacher going up to Guilty and gave her a kiss. Preacher wants to play with Guilty but we stop it before anything gets going. I just don’t want to take a chance that excitement will trigger something in Preacher. We have been training a small amount so getting both girls some much needed exercise as well. Preacher still sleeps in her crate at night as I’m not brave enough to let her have free run while we are sleeping and I can’t keep a eye on her.

John get’s his seat back.

So I’m hoping it was all a hormonal surge that pushed Preacher over the edge but we still can’t let our guard down as when we do that will surly be when the cobra strikes. We are adjusting to our new normal and so far so good.

A overdue thank you and shout out to PetNitro who put Sand Spring Chesapeakes blog in their Top Dog Bloggers To Follow in 2017 list. We are among 50 other great bloggers to be recognized and we are so proud to be in our first list! As you can see I proudly displayed their badge on the right in my sidebar. Congrats to all that made the list!

Have a great weekend all!

The Flush

I smell the Pheasant.

I’m getting closer.

Doing what a Chessie was born to do, flush a bird.

Doing what a Chessie was born to do, retrieve a bird!

I always have fun looking at the photos I take while hunting, some of the shots are really cool and I can’t believe I captured them. Glory shows perfectly what she is there for.

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Red Dingo Vivid PVC Dog Collar #ChewyInfluencer

Chewy White

Ding Dong Chewy.com #ChewyInfluencer calling.

Preacher sporting her new Red Dingo Vivid PVC Dog Collar for this months Chewy review.

Description: Take your pup on all kinds of adventures with the Red Dingo Vivid PVC Dog Collar. It might be hard to clean a wet, muddy dog, but this waterproof collar is easy to wipe clean and won’t retain any smelly odors. It’s made to withstand any type of weather, so it’s the perfect all-season collar. These collars are lightweight but strong and durable. They’re easy to adjust and feature a chrome-plated buckle and D-ring that won’t rust or stain your dog’s fur. Red Dingo’s Vivid PVC collars come in five bright, neon colors that are highly visible. Pair them with a matching Red Dingo PVC Lead for a vibrant color combination, or mix and match to show off your dog’s unique sense of style. from chewy.com

Ground in mud.

 Preacher put this Lime colored collar to the test this weekend when we had high temperatures and melting snow. There were many water puddles or more like mud puddles around our yard  after the snow melt so Preacher got good and dirty while wearing her new collar. I left the collar on her for 5 days before I took it off to wash it. It had repetitive boughs with mud, water and saliva from her and the other dogs.

After 5 days I took her collar off, grabbed some dawn dish soap and cleaned the collar. I first just used my hand to wash the collar then used a scrubby to get in the crevices. It was super easy to clean. You will need to scrub a bit longer on the buckle holes to get the dirt out of those holes but all in all very easy to clean.

The collar after it’s cleaning. Looks good as new! I really like how soft the collar is and the bone shaped buckle is really cool. The buckle and D ring are pretty heavy duty. This color really pops on Preacher’s dark coat and I can see it well when she is out and about outside so I know which dog is Preacher.

I give this collar 4 paws up for the rough and tough dirty dogs. I am actually going to buy 3 more collars for the others to wear when hunting season comes.

The 50-cm collar which is a size for a retriever dog is $14.49. Smaller sizes are less money and larger sizes are just a bit more.

Why Chewy.com?

Because: Chewy.com has more than 300 brands to choose from and is ready to fetch it and ship it, direct to your doorstep, anytime of the day. Have a question regarding the best food for your pet? Call us 24/7 and our helpful customer service team at Chewy.com is ready to listen.

Chewy.com lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chewy.com’s dedicated staff is committed to providing quality pet products to our customers in a fast and easy way. That’s why we have warehouses located throughout the country – so the products are delivered quickly and efficiently. Bottom line, Chewy.com delivers pet happiness – and there’s nothing really better than that. Their products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed (if your not happy call them and they pay for shipping the item back), they have expert pet care and product advice, over 200 of the best pet brands and 24/7 customer care. Another great benefit of Chewy.com is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95.

Chewy.com 200 SW 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 1-800-67-CHEWY

What’s new at Chewy.com? They now have autoship.

I was given one Red Dingo Vivid PVC Dog Collar in exchange for a honest review.



We would like to thank out hosts Sugar The Golden Retriever and Oz The Terrier for this Chewy Hop.

Hank The Cat Memes

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