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    Do smaller sessions, but seevral times a day if you can.

    Once he starts to get the hang of it, cut back and add something else into the session. Come back to the recall at the end though just to keep it understood for a while until you are sure it has been learnt.

    Look, good recall takes a long time. Have patience, and above all don't get frustrated at or with him. He WILL know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Ok...in the eyes of the Law...your dog is a Pitt Bull! There are strict rules as to what you can and can not do with your Pitt Bull! One of them is.....you must have you dog under control at ALL times when in public (so NO running around off leash) and must wear a muzzle! They MUST be desexed according to the law...NO EXCEPTIONS!!! You MUST have secure enclosure in your yard! You can not breed, sell and/or giveaway your dog!

    I suggest you have a good look at your Councils restricted dog legislations!!!!!
    will do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Do smaller sessions, but seevral times a day if you can.

    Once he starts to get the hang of it, cut back and add something else into the session. Come back to the recall at the end though just to keep it understood for a while until you are sure it has been learnt.

    Look, good recall takes a long time. Have patience, and above all don't get frustrated at or with him. He WILL know.
    So essentially its like the stay command but just advancing the come command?

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    Sort of, but not quite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Ok...in the eyes of the Law...your dog is a Pitt Bull! There are strict rules as to what you can and can not do with your Pitt Bull! One of them is.....you must have you dog under control at ALL times when in public (so NO running around off leash) and must wear a muzzle! They MUST be desexed according to the law...NO EXCEPTIONS!!! You MUST have secure enclosure in your yard! You can not breed, sell and/or giveaway your dog!

    I suggest you have a good look at your Councils restricted dog legislations!!!!!
    intresting i just read my local councils rules on dogs.. And lex is considered ristricted and dangerous, they use those two words in the same sentance..
    How can they say he is dangerous, Lex is scared of water!!

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    Black, you've got no idea of what you've got to look forward to. Oh dear. Others will be able to inform you.

    is he even registered with your local council?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Black, you've got no idea of what you've got to look forward to. Oh dear. Others will be able to inform you.

    is he even registered with your local council?
    Yes, And at both council and the vet, they didnt tell me i had 28 days to do a temprement assement ( i just read this).

    It might because i put staffy x on his forms?

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    And that's why I said to say he was Staffy x Border Collie or Molvaninan Licky Dog.

    It is possible to get a DNA test done, I think the price is somewhere between $75 and $150. Your vet might be able to advise you how you can get it done. Usually involves sending a swab wiped on the inside of his mouth to a laboratory somewhere. The DNA test is highly unlikely to say he has any pitbull in him, because there are so few true pitbulls in Australia.

    However it is true what Cleasanta says about most Council dog rangers assessing a dog by looking at them - and anything the owner says is amstaff x is usually declared a "pitbull" which is pretty silly and probably not legal in my opinion. But the DNA test is much cheaper than lawyers or the kind of cage you need to build to contain a "dangerous dog". Think about the cages you saw at the breeder's place.

    Not sure why they'd declare him dangerous based on "staffy x" on the rego form. That doesn't seem right to me. Staffies (neither Staffordshire Bull Terriers aka SBT nor the taller American Staffordshire Terriers aka Amstaff) are not a restricted breed. Has he scared anybody recently?- cos that will do it if they complain to council.

    Also about the desexing, it's cheaper to desex a male dog, you might be able to persuade your local vet to do it and pay him/her back at a rate you can afford like $5 per week and extra as you have it. Way back, most of the girls at my horse agistment place used to be in huge debt to the local vet, and pay him back in installments. He'd rather have that than let the animal suffer or get something expensive that could have been prevented.

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    Restricted dogs may not be sold, given away, or acquired, and must be spay/neutered. They must be muzzled when in public, wear a special red-and-yellow collar, and may only be handled by a competent adult over the age of 18. The dog must live a secure enclosure when at home, and the owner must post "Warning: Dangerous Dog" signs on their property. The owner must also register the dog with the local government and notify the government if the dog attacks a person or animal, cannot be found, dies, has moved out of the area, or is now living at a different location within the local government's jurisdiction. -Wikipedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post

    Also about the desexing, it's cheaper to desex a male dog, you might be able to persuade your local vet to do it and pay him/her back at a rate you can afford like $5 per week and extra as you have it. Way back, most of the girls at my horse agistment place used to be in huge debt to the local vet, and pay him back in installments. He'd rather have that than let the animal suffer or get something expensive that could have been prevented.
    I will look into that, thanks. MY local vets are very nice/understanding

    As for scaring anyone, he hasnt got a scary bone in his body.

    Also, progress on teaching him "recall", i practiced for a good 10 mins in my garage after his dinner. He's not the worlds smartest dog but he IS learning..

    I just need to work on walking backwards and not runnign into things.

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