Chesapeake Bay Retriever Questions

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 5/18/2007
My Chesapeake is almost 12 years old. She is the "Dog of My Life!" I have had a lot of dogs and she is the absolute best and smartest. Should I get a puppy now or wait until later on? It would be great if it would pick up her ways and habits. Or would it be too hard on her? She is still in pretty good health but does have some artheritis which she is taking Rimadel for. Plus I worry that she will feel jealous and upset. Thanks!

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5/24/07 I find that getting a pup would probably give her a little boost; definitely add some years onto her life. I'd recommend a male. In this breed, the males are sweeter and there would not be an "Alpha" dog issue. Don't let him bite her or get too obnoxious. Time spent should be in small doses; always telling her she's the queen, how wonderful she is, etc., then disciplining the pup as needed and rewarding both. Some hit it off quickly; some take a few weeks. In the long run, it'll benefit both. Candace
Xanadu Kennels
5/28/07 i find that they seem to do well with a new pup to teach. I have mine in boy to girl pairs and they get along well. By the time he is old enough to be too dominant, she will have him trained the way she wants. She may be jealous at first, but chessies tend to get over that quickly Robyn Haskin Robyn
Susqudilla Chesapeakes