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    Default Hello all!

    Hi Everyone,

    New member and a new owner of Shelby, a purebred Rotti.
    She has just gone 8 weeks old and is an absolute delight!

    Her registered name is TeaCup, when she was born she was small enough to fit into a tea cup. So the breeders called her Abakahn TeaCup
    I look forward to hanging around the forums, and learning lots about pups, training and health etc.


    *waves*

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    Gday and welcome aboard.

    Shelby's a little doll !! Before ya know it though she'll be a big pup, they just grow so fast.


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    OOOH, welcome to the forum!!!! I hope you will put up more photos of your beautiful Shelby!!

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    I certainly will. She will be a beautiful big girl. So lots of training to be done as I have 2 small children. (need to train the kids too I think!)
    I’m a first time dog owner (had cats and kids) so lots and lots to learn here!
    But I think I’m doing a pretty good job so far - in the few days i have had her lol.

    I did ALOT of research into her blood lines, the breeders etc before we purchased her. Ive never really been a dog person, but I’m def a Shelby person and I am sure now my love of dogs in general will grow

    I get so many concerning looks when people hear i have a Rotti, so it will be nice to come to a place where she is appreciated for the beauty she is

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    Ohhh, how old are your kids? Mine are 5 and 7, and before we got Oskar, my 5 year old was petrified of dogs....now her and her sister don't leave him alone. Just my bit of advice, just make sure Shelby gets her alone time, because kids sometimes don't know when to stop. Oskar is a very patient dog, but he will growl if he has had enough. I allow that, you may not. If he has had enough, I tell the kids to leave him alone...don't let them pull her tail, very sensitive for pooches, and we have just made a new rule for my girls....no touching his face. They are always in his face, the poor bugger!

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    Thanks for the tip Oskars Mum I was concerned about them badgering her a lot. So we have all talked about boundaries with her.

    My boys are 4 and 5. So far they are actually pretty good (so far…). The boys and I sat down and we all made rules together about her and how to treat her and not to treat her.

    One of the rules is when she is on her bed, thats her time to rest. And we do not pat/play or wake her up.
    She is out of bounds then. So hopefully Shelby will pick up on this, and know that when she wants time out, she always has her space too.
    My youngest has no fear of dogs, when we picked her up from the Breeders house he bowled straight up to her father in his dog run. Big boy her father is. Luckily he was a lovely gentle dog and there was no trouble. My eldest is quietly cautious but still wanting to pat and play - he is a soft sensitive boy so i think it will take a bit for him to warm up to her.

    We do have issues at the moment with feet/pants biting, typical puppy stuff but we are working on it.
    Now just to stop her from crapping on my white carpet LOL!

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    LMAO, good luck with the no crapping on the white carpet lol. Oskar is 12 mths old now, so still a bit of a puppy, the kids rough him up and they don't understand that he is rough when excited, no matter how many times I tell them to, and he will bite in excitement, and there are tears..sheesh lol.

    And with toilet training, it is just persistance...pretty easy..if you see Shelby walking in circles and sniffing, bit of an indication she might need to go do wees or poos, and we used to take Oskar out after naps and meals, pretty often actually. Shelby will get the hang of it. To me, toilet training a dog is easier than children lol.

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    Shelby and her mum, she is a sweetheat and cant wait to see more pics as she grows...and grows....................................and GROWS...
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    :Welcome: to the forum! Shelby looks adorable!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Welcome and congrats on your new fur baby.

    Seriously if you love your Rotti, do not abuse him, your Rotti will just love and kiss everyone. I have owned one and been around a few of friends. Including 2 Rotti guard dogs when I worked as a Security officer. Big softies.
    However they are territorial, will guard your property. And sometimes but this is rare they take a disliking to someone and no way can they get on your property

    I never had a problem with any of them with my kids when they were small. In fact my daughter when she was 2 used to try and ride our landlords dog as they lived above us. My landlord caught Ally doing this and laughed.
    The only thing around kids is the boisterous of the Rotti as a bigger pup until age 2 or 3. Will knock them over if small enough. Biting or nipping as you clothes. As pups they do this as you walk. Best to use a firm voice with that early.

    But if you want loyalty, treat your Rotti well and they will be that and more.

    I love them too

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