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    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaE View Post
    I don't have much experience with dogs, but I just wanted to mention that my mother-in-law had a staffy, Roly, who passed away just recently. He was the gentlest of dogs - my nieces and nephew used to curl up with him in his bed. My older daughter would stay with my MIL when Roly was in his later years and she was only a toddler, and despite being mostly deaf and blind, he was still always gentle with her.

    So I have no problems at all with Staffys
    neither do I

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaE View Post
    I don't have much experience with dogs, but I just wanted to mention that my mother-in-law had a staffy, Roly, who passed away just recently. He was the gentlest of dogs - my nieces and nephew used to curl up with him in his bed. My older daughter would stay with my MIL when Roly was in his later years and she was only a toddler, and despite being mostly deaf and blind, he was still always gentle with her.

    So I have no problems at all with Staffys
    Neither do i, that's why i choose to have them as pets & as members of the family

    I have full trust in my SBT's to the point of actually leaving my kids out of my eye sight alone playing with my dogs. My kids know how to treat their dogs with respect & are educated on how to read their dogs body language etc..

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    WOW the hunting dog next door just jumped our fence. He's a staffy xcattledog xpitbull, but the owner whistled and he jumped right back! He's a scary dog but talk about trained.

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    Haha. Im trying to get Dora to respond by whistling. Weird thing is, she comes whenever shes called whilst Im crounching, but only sometimes when Im standing.. I'm a bit worried.

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    My cat comes when I whistle...

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    As a child I grew up with a neighbour's SBT, she virtually lived at our house. They didn't take very good care of her, she had a Lab "sister" who fell pregnant to god knows what dog. One night Blackie came charging in the back door, barking, spinning, agitated, and running back out, she kept this up until we followed her to the neighbours house - the poor lab was giving birth to pups in the garage on an old sofa with half the springs showing, some of the pups were being strangled. My grandfather carried the lab to our house, we grabbed all the pups, and I remember sitting for what seemed hours trying to rescusitate a pup we though was dead. I was about 10 at the time. They all lived and WE found homes for them all. Blackie was the heroine in the story!

    She would follow me to the bus stop when I went to school, be waiting for me when I got off the bus, yet others in the street we scared of her and would cross the road - she wasn't very big!

    When the owners moved we begged them to let us keep her, but they wouldn't let us. We were heartbroken.

    Because of Blackie, I've alway had a soft spot for SBT's - and even 30 years later I look for another Blackie - I couldn't believe it when about 6 months ago I got some mail for a neighbour a few properties down the road, so I dropped it off, and who comes running out but a Blackie clone! Whenever I drive past I always say "Hello Roxy"! Luckily she seemed to be much loved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    As a child I grew up with a neighbour's SBT, she virtually lived at our house. They didn't take very good care of her, she had a Lab "sister" who fell pregnant to god knows what dog. One night Blackie came charging in the back door, barking, spinning, agitated, and running back out, she kept this up until we followed her to the neighbours house - the poor lab was giving birth to pups in the garage on an old sofa with half the springs showing, some of the pups were being strangled. My grandfather carried the lab to our house, we grabbed all the pups, and I remember sitting for what seemed hours trying to rescusitate a pup we though was dead. I was about 10 at the time. They all lived and WE found homes for them all. Blackie was the heroine in the story!

    She would follow me to the bus stop when I went to school, be waiting for me when I got off the bus, yet others in the street we scared of her and would cross the road - she wasn't very big!

    When the owners moved we begged them to let us keep her, but they wouldn't let us. We were heartbroken.

    Because of Blackie, I've alway had a soft spot for SBT's - and even 30 years later I look for another Blackie - I couldn't believe it when about 6 months ago I got some mail for a neighbour a few properties down the road, so I dropped it off, and who comes running out but a Blackie clone! Whenever I drive past I always say "Hello Roxy"! Luckily she seemed to be much loved.
    That's a beautiful, beautiful story. AHH I can't make up my mind on staffies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Haha. Im trying to get Dora to respond by whistling. Weird thing is, she comes whenever shes called whilst Im crounching, but only sometimes when Im standing.. I'm a bit worried.
    I think it's because you look more "welcoming" when you're closer to her level Masha. Maybe slowly stand up the closer she gets, and then gradually only crouch down for a second then stand up... etc.

    Mine sit when you click your fingers and hand clapping means "stop what you're doing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Myf, I think you and Roly don't need to be offended. I don't want upset anyone but I genuinely think you have been misinformed and Roly is a Tenterfield Terrier. Gorgeous for sure but not JRT.
    He doesn't have pointy ears though Natty. I spoke to a JRT breeder last week and she said Jack Russell X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Haha. Im trying to get Dora to respond by whistling. Weird thing is, she comes whenever shes called whilst Im crounching, but only sometimes when Im standing.. I'm a bit worried.
    To get your dog to "come"...this is a really good exercise and it is called "the food circuit". I explained that in the thread where we talked about Dora's walking regime. Try it...it is fun...you can do it whille you are standing....sitting etc........a really good way of interacting with your puppy.

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