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    Default Hi there, meet Busta!

    Hi Everyone,

    A little about me first: single dad (9yo daughter) first time dog owner (not counting family pets as a kid) , we live in country NSW.
    We just brought home our blue baby amstaff and i have been researching like crazy for correct training diet and socialising technics for the little bugger. (really should of done this first!)

    He is going great at 8 weeks but we made a few mistake over the last week babying him to much (including sleeping in the bed!)
    trying to get him crate trained at the moment , hopefully that should help with the rest.

    anyway just saying hi and hope to get to know everyone.


    heres some pics:
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    G'day Mick, welcome aboard mate. Your daughter looks very happy with her new puppy. I bet your in the good books mate !!

    Feel free to start up another thread with diffrent questions and you'll no doubt get plenty of help from everyone here. Busta looks like a little champ. Congrats on the new addition to the family mate.

    Cheers,
    Sean.


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    Welcome and congratulations on your new family member!

    You are going to have a big strong baby very soon.
    Its amazing how quickly they grow.

    Teach Busta loose leash walking from an early age.
    also how to be gentle e.g. sitting back to wait and
    taking food nicely from the hand.
    Its great that he has your daughter to grow up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    G'day Mick, welcome aboard mate. Your daughter looks very happy with her new puppy. I bet your in the good books mate !!

    Feel free to start up another thread with diffrent questions and you'll no doubt get plenty of help from everyone here. Busta looks like a little champ. Congrats on the new addition to the family mate.

    Cheers,
    Sean.
    Cheers Sean!
    She been wanting one since she could talk so yes! she lost her mind
    Thanks mate will start one soon with some questions, hes going pretty good really and is still young.
    having some crate training success atm actually!

    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    Welcome and congratulations on your new family member!

    You are going to have a big strong baby very soon.
    Its amazing how quickly they grow.

    Teach Busta loose leash walking from an early age.
    also how to be gentle e.g. sitting back to wait and
    taking food nicely from the hand.
    Its great that he has your daughter to grow up with.
    Thanks for the warm welcome!
    Yeah hes going to be a big fella
    hes really good with loose lead already and learning wait and sit before crossing the road or entering any doors (im always first through)
    hes an absolute guts so treat training is going great guns lol
    needs to work on slowing down when foods around though!

    they are already best friends

    Cheers again for the welcome and advice guys!

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    Hi Mick and welcome to the forum! Love the pics, your pup is adorable (as is your daughter )
    Does the pup have a name yet?
    Oooops, just realised his name is Busta!
    Last edited by grevillea47; 05-29-2013 at 07:27 PM.

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    Heavens just look at that face! I can see how the pup wheedled into the bed STAY FIRM. Think hard, any cute behaviour now will become seriously aggravating as they grow. Gorgeous ppoch

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    I have a 50kg puppy myself so I learned the hard way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    Hi Mick and welcome to the forum! Love the pics, your pup is adorable (as is your daughter )
    Does the pup have a name yet?
    Oooops, just realised his name is Busta!
    thank you yup busta , my little girl choose it and so far it fits!

    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    Heavens just look at that face! I can see how the pup wheedled into the bed STAY FIRM. Think hard, any cute behaviour now will become seriously aggravating as they grow. Gorgeous ppoch
    haha yeah hard to say no, tough love from now one though!
    thanks




    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    I have a 50kg puppy myself so I learned the hard way!
    haha im glad for the heads up not much different from kids i guess, set the boundary's before its too late.

    please to announce he is currently sleeping peacefully in his crate with the door close and not a sook from him yet, im on the way! lol

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    Gorgeous pup mate, congrats.

    My tip is he's gonna chew so find things he's allowed to chew and encourage him to chew those from now. I've found stinky old running shoes to be great, I think having your scent well embedded in his chew toy will encourage him to chew that when he feels the urge(just remember to keep your good shoes out of his reach lol). Brock's now on his 5th shoe(9 month old SBT) and really hasn't chewed much that he wasn't allowed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Gorgeous pup mate, congrats.

    My tip is he's gonna chew so find things he's allowed to chew and encourage him to chew those from now. I've found stinky old running shoes to be great, I think having your scent well embedded in his chew toy will encourage him to chew that when he feels the urge(just remember to keep your good shoes out of his reach lol). Brock's now on his 5th shoe(9 month old SBT) and really hasn't chewed much that he wasn't allowed to.

    cheerz!

    great tip! hes already trying to chew everything, including me.
    iv been giving him sharp corrections (sharp voice and shake on his neck) when he does that. i want him to understand its not ok to put teeth on me or my daughter.
    also been told its a dominance thing with pups? trying to put themself up the pecking order.

    should i let it go because hes so young?

    i redirect him to a toy if its something else i dont him to chew

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