by 2 Brown Dawgs | Mar 19.2012

The weather for training was so nice on Saturday that all of the puppies got a chance to swim in the big pond.  Once Freighter figured it out, he had the best time!

The Puppies Are Cautious At First


Carefully Going In


Freighter Got The Bumper


Going For Another One




Good Boy


Off Again


Almost There


Freighter Has It


Good Boy!


You Did Good Freighter

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Monday Mischief



2 Brown Dawgs

Follow the escapades of Thunder, Storm and Freighter, three Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, as they hunt, train and have fun.



Wow! Freighter, that sure looks like fun!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Mar 19.2012 | 05:40 am


Hey Freighter, Jet here. What an AWESOME swimming hole… great for practicing. I have a yucky, smelly canal, with ducks, underwater swimming things and Mom says these icky snake things and she won’t let me go unless I escape… She does let me swim in the pool though…. 🙂

Mar 19.2012 | 06:09 am

Alfie Entlebucher (@AlfieEntle)

Freighter is a real super star! I love the proud look on his face. I remember when I learned how to swim – I fell into a pond and had to start paddling for dear life! Now I love fetching sticks from teh water so much my human sometimes think I’m a retriever not a mountain doggie *waggy tail*

Mar 19.2012 | 06:40 am

Jodi Stone

It looks like a great pond. Delilah would 1) eat tons of poop and 2) be chasing the geese. So tell me how you train dogs who fetch birds not to chase them?

Looks like Freighter’s off to a great start!! He’s going to be a great retriever.

Mar 19.2012 | 07:34 am


    Those are all decoys. The trainer leaves them out so for the dogs won’t be bothered by them at a test or while hunting. 🙂 As far as keeping the dogs from chasing geese…eventually they understand their jobs and have good recall.

    Mar 19.2012 | 07:42 am

      Jodi Stone

      Well I’ll be dipped. I thought for sure they were live geese!!

      Mar 20.2012 | 07:47 am


        Darrin will be happy to hear that his decoys look real. 🙂

        Mar 20.2012 | 07:55 am


That is great! It looks like Freighter just might be a natural!

Mar 19.2012 | 08:45 am


He is a natural. I hope to swim as good as him someday.

Mar 19.2012 | 10:51 am


What terrific pictures! It looks like Freighter had a hoot!

Mar 19.2012 | 12:10 pm


Looks like Freighter was in his element in the water! He’s a credit to you.

Mar 19.2012 | 03:55 pm

Paws To Talk

It looks like it was a great swim! Good job Freighter.
Bella and DiDi

Mar 19.2012 | 03:10 pm


Nice moves, Freighter!

Your pal, Pip

Mar 19.2012 | 06:41 pm


The weather is lovely here as well! We spent all weekend outdoors.
I wish I had taught Kyuss to swim as a pup. He still can’t swim.. he can float while flailing about vertically in the water, but that’s about it!

Great photos!

Mar 19.2012 | 06:47 pm


    I am sure that has to do with his body shape. I bet you could still teach him how to swim.

    Mar 20.2012 | 07:56 am

Mary, Roxy and Torrey

Wow, he’s a winner. Great job!!

Mar 19.2012 | 07:13 pm


Yay Freighter,

You’re so clever buddy!! How nice to have a swim when the weather is warm…. 🙂

Have fun,

Your pal Snoopy 🙂

Mar 19.2012 | 07:31 pm

Two Doodles and a Dane

Oh Freighter you seem to be coming along in leaps and bounds!

Mar 19.2012 | 07:45 pm


It looks like you had a ton of fun swimming with the duckies. You need to teach me how to be so brave, Freighter!

Mar 19.2012 | 08:28 pm


What a beautiful lake for swimming fun, learning to swim and getting the bumper all in one afternoon. It looks like Freighter had a great time and did a great job bringing in the bumpers. Great job Freighter!

Mar 19.2012 | 10:56 pm

Debbie Tringale

I am so jealous. What a great place to train and have fun. My pointers and retrievers would love it.

Mar 21.2012 | 07:16 pm


i’m so impressed that freighter seems to care not about the ducks and the ducks seem uninterested in freighter. i think if desmond were willing to go into the water for more than 7 seconds, he’d chase the ducks. it would be chaos. wet and noisy chaos. lol

Mar 22.2012 | 01:16 pm