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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I'm sorry, but that comment from the vet annoyed me. Their advice should have been to never leave ANY dog unsupervised with your kids, though I know that not all of us here always adher to that once the kids are a bit older. It shouldn't be dependent on the breed and that comment tells me that your vet may have some misconceptions about bull breeds. If he would have said that about my dog, I would have been very annoyed with her.

    But anywho... Glad that the session went well. I hope next time there will be more dogs too for her to meet. I wouldn't expect too much focus from here at this early age and with that much distraction though.
    To be honest, I felt awkward when she said that "Do not leave your son or other kids or other people alone with theDog because of her breed" these are the exact words cause the other owner who had her daughter in the same room, gave us the look.

    Anyway end of the night its all good.
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    Between 4 days of walking Cindy in our local pond park area - Ive been asked by 2 elderly couples if my dog is a pitbull and giving me the feelin that I have to be contious when taking her out.

    Well I can't blame them amstaff and pitbull are the same just different registry by ukc and akc

    But anyone can advise what to do? We are near paranoia if our dog gets in trouble

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    The only thing I can recommend is that you have a well socialized dog who is well trained...Do lots of training, go from puppy classes to Obedience and keep up with it.

    It is how it should be for all dogs, but you have to struggle with people who have something against your dog, just because of the way it looks

    So hopefully if your dog is well trained you can just proof them wrong....Sounds like you are having a great time with your Cindy, good luck
    Pets are forever

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    Hey pbk! Glad you enjoyed the park!
    I might have been the owner of the GSD that ran your pup over

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    Hi PBK.

    I was also annoyed by what your vet said. No dog should be left alone with children, mainly for the dog's benefit, coz kids can get up to sorts of mischief. Dogs don't see children under the age of 11 as people. They are wierd small erratic creatures that make loud noise and smell different to "humans".

    I'm glad your enjoying the classes. Hopefully you get a few more dogs to socialise her around.

    I don't know if your class will teach you this at all but I would highly advise now, don't let anyone at the park or wherever give Cindy treats, especially if you are using treats to train her. If other people give her treats she will begin to see that other people can provide her with rewards and may be less inclined to listen to you if there are other people around giving her rewards for doing nothing. If you're the only one giving her a reward for her behaviour then she'll always turn to you and give you full attention.

    This will also help with food refusal later, if that's something you are considering for her. If trained and proofed it will prevent the possibility of being baited or eating snail pellets etc I know dogs that you can stick a treat in their lip and they will just sit there and not eat it, even when the owner is out of sight.

    Can't wait for the next update

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    Quote Originally Posted by annukya View Post
    Hey pbk! Glad you enjoyed the park!
    I might have been the owner of the GSD that ran your pup over
    Hey is that you with the big long haired GSD? haha lol its all good mate, we left a bit early, because of the Chocolate Lab won't stop annoying our dog
    have to separate them both before it gets ugly :-)

    see you next time
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    Hi PBK.

    I was also annoyed by what your vet said. No dog should be left alone with children, mainly for the dog's benefit, coz kids can get up to sorts of mischief. Dogs don't see children under the age of 11 as people. They are wierd small erratic creatures that make loud noise and smell different to "humans".

    I'm glad your enjoying the classes. Hopefully you get a few more dogs to socialise her around.

    I don't know if your class will teach you this at all but I would highly advise now, don't let anyone at the park or wherever give Cindy treats, especially if you are using treats to train her. If other people give her treats she will begin to see that other people can provide her with rewards and may be less inclined to listen to you if there are other people around giving her rewards for doing nothing. If you're the only one giving her a reward for her behaviour then she'll always turn to you and give you full attention.

    This will also help with food refusal later, if that's something you are considering for her. If trained and proofed it will prevent the possibility of being baited or eating snail pellets etc I know dogs that you can stick a treat in their lip and they will just sit there and not eat it, even when the owner is out of sight.

    Can't wait for the next update
    Well still 2 dogs in puppy school - but we take her to the dog park near our area to socialize with other dogs.
    Puppy school finishes next week, so we are teaching her a lot and some tricks. What we very amazed how fast she learn command
    She knows where to stay *a lovely play mat my partner bought for her and other basic things. Also, she knows how to settle when
    our Son is around, some times she gets to excited and still jumps over him, but this is very minimal incidents.
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbk1776 View Post
    Hey is that you with the big long haired GSD? haha lol its all good mate, we left a bit early, because of the Chocolate Lab won't stop annoying our dog
    have to separate them both before it gets ugly :-)

    see you next time

    Yep that's me! There are a few annoying dogs (or should I say irresponsible owners) down there but in general its pretty good! See you down there next time

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    PBK, don't worry about what other owners think! I have had people ask me if Oskar is a pitbull, or that he is a nasty looking thing but also, I have had two elderly women on seperate occasions ask if they could give him a pat because he is a beautiful pooch so gettiing her out and about is a good way for people to see what a lovely dog she can be. Obedience is also important, but when we are out around people Oskar is on his leash. He isn't a continuosly super hyper dog though. He wasn't overly excitable when he was Cindy's age either. That's what we love about him.

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    Exactly oscars mum- always take her where people are always around so she gets use to it

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