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    Hello.

    Just thought I'd say hello. My computer been down for a couple weeks so have not had access to my forums. Tonight & tomorrow night my 8yr daughter & I are housesitting and dogsitting for friends. They own a staffy, jack russell rescue dog & a baby jack russell puppy. Three of the most gorgeous dogs I've known. The staffy is one I sold to them as a puppy. She is the one I'd sold to someone else and returned because someone else told them she was a pitbull. While my friends vet seems to believe she is, she is the most adorable dog ever. Loves everybody, lick ya to death and the little dogs are also exceptional. I am sure the staffy remembers me. I reared her from a puppy who seemed too young to be away from her mum. She was very cuddles demanding as a pup - cried her heart out if she was put down. So we carried her everywhere just to shut her up.

    So got a computer tonight...

    Asher is as well as expected. Have some issues of concern but nothing too serious. He has broke out in 3 areas with them hot spot looking things. The antibiotic cream is working so good, I'll make sure I always have some on hand. I am also worried that it might be mange. Vet told me once that the staffys are very prone to it, and skin problems in general. I have some ivomec so if it were a mite, the ivomec should take care of that.

    The other issue is Asher becoming far too protective but when my hand is healed I already have spoken to a local dog trainer for one on one training. I don't particularly know how to control it so training will teach me to teach Asher. Naturally, he barks when some knocks at the door but I have to hold him back for ppl to get in the door. Sometimes I can let him go and he'll greet them, other times he appears to attempt to bite at them. I am partially confident he wouldn't actually bite, as he hasn't, but could if he wanted too. But it isn't something I want to find out. So rather than the group training to learn to like dogs, I am going to try some training to try and get Asher to let me decide that ppl are welcome in our house. I like his barking at the door but want his "defense-mode" to stop once I've allowed someone in.

    He wasn't like that when my mum went and visited him with his carer. He couldn't careless when we arrived to bring him home. Perhaps he knows he is home now. I know I have spent far more time with him than I with Tigga - Tigga was never allowed in the house. Asher sleeps all day on the kids bed or on the lounge. He has bonded with me really well. He is definitely my boy Just gotta teach him that not every stranger that comes to our door needs reprimanding....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydogau View Post
    Hello.

    Just thought I'd say hello. My computer been down for a couple weeks so have not had access to my forums. Tonight & tomorrow night my 8yr daughter & I are housesitting and dogsitting for friends. They own a staffy, jack russell rescue dog & a baby jack russell puppy. Three of the most gorgeous dogs I've known. The staffy is one I sold to them as a puppy. She is the one I'd sold to someone else and returned because someone else told them she was a pitbull. While my friends vet seems to believe she is, she is the most adorable dog ever. Loves everybody, lick ya to death and the little dogs are also exceptional. I am sure the staffy remembers me. I reared her from a puppy who seemed too young to be away from her mum. She was very cuddles demanding as a pup - cried her heart out if she was put down. So we carried her everywhere just to shut her up.

    So got a computer tonight...

    Asher is as well as expected. Have some issues of concern but nothing too serious. He has broke out in 3 areas with them hot spot looking things. The antibiotic cream is working so good, I'll make sure I always have some on hand. I am also worried that it might be mange. Vet told me once that the staffys are very prone to it, and skin problems in general. I have some ivomec so if it were a mite, the ivomec should take care of that.

    The other issue is Asher becoming far too protective but when my hand is healed I already have spoken to a local dog trainer for one on one training. I don't particularly know how to control it so training will teach me to teach Asher. Naturally, he barks when some knocks at the door but I have to hold him back for ppl to get in the door. Sometimes I can let him go and he'll greet them, other times he appears to attempt to bite at them. I am partially confident he wouldn't actually bite, as he hasn't, but could if he wanted too. But it isn't something I want to find out. So rather than the group training to learn to like dogs, I am going to try some training to try and get Asher to let me decide that ppl are welcome in our house. I like his barking at the door but want his "defense-mode" to stop once I've allowed someone in.

    He wasn't like that when my mum went and visited him with his carer. He couldn't careless when we arrived to bring him home. Perhaps he knows he is home now. I know I have spent far more time with him than I with Tigga - Tigga was never allowed in the house. Asher sleeps all day on the kids bed or on the lounge. He has bonded with me really well. He is definitely my boy Just gotta teach him that not every stranger that comes to our door needs reprimanding....
    Good to see you back! With Asher, it could be three separate hot spots! We found with treating hot spots there was a spray that did better than the cream. Unfortunately I don't remember what that was as that was when I had my GSD.
    With his door thing, have you tried treating him to sit back and let you open the door and let the person in? Great that he barks, it alerts you to there being someone there, but once he has barked, you should be able to train him to sit and wait till you have let the person in and you have told him it is okay to greet the person.
    May take a bit of training over and over again and possibly have the persons visiting give him a treat too!

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    I will try that Bohem, thanks. Gosh I would not dare open my door without holding on to him at the moment, but persistance would certainly be a start. He loves his treats too.
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    Hi Mydogau & welcome back

    I have been told by my boys VET & by SBT breeders that hot spots can be caused by over does of "proteins", i'm not sure what foods you feed Asher or the amount of protein in he's food, it maybe something to talk to your Vet about at next visit etc. As for how to treat hot spots, sorry i don't have any advice, but i have heard / read that other dog owners recommend using PawPaw ointment on the spots to heal & sooth the irritation, i use it on any sore or surgical wounds that my dogs have had, it works really well too & it being tacky/gluey like makes it hard for dogs to completely lick off.

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    I don't think I have met you yet.

    Welcome back anyway and am looking forward to getting to know you.

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    Thank you AF. I have known for many years that red meat is a number one blame for skin problems with dogs. Tigga and now Asher both were/are fed on chicken based food & I only ever offered beef or roo meat as a very rare treat. Asher decided that he was bored with his raw chicken diet and started refusing to eat it. But I am buying chicken or turkey "My Dog" or "Nature's Choice" canned food, mixing just a small amount through his raw food just to flavour it so he will eat it. I buy pork or chicken liver treats, never anything that I know has red meat in it. I am still trying to keep a nutritional check on his food. Hopefully I will find the source of the problem real soon.

    Hello Belle Nice to meet you. Thank you for your greeting.
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    I was wondering where you'd disappeared to! Glad you're still around!

    I don't know if you can view them on line, but some eps of Victoria Stilwell's "It's Me or the Dog" cover the whole door greeting issue. Worth a look, and maybe worth a try with Asher! You just need a friend who is very very patient to work with you and be the "visitor"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    I was wondering where you'd disappeared to! Glad you're still around!

    I don't know if you can view them on line, but some eps of Victoria Stilwell's "It's Me or the Dog" cover the whole door greeting issue. Worth a look, and maybe worth a try with Asher! You just need a friend who is very very patient to work with you and be the "visitor"!
    Yeah that's what I was thinking of when I posted!
    I enjoy watching It's Me or the Dog!

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