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    Looking forward to seeing pics of your doggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    I've had very nasty experiences with staffies. Our next-door neighbours have always had staffies, and one of them ate my cat. Another ripped off a little girl's face, and the other punctured someone's tire! Ever since I lost my Sally when I was five, I've been extremely biased against this breed. As someone who clearly has a wonderful report with this breed, I was wondering if you could shed some light on this for me. I know for a fact these people are loving puppy parents, so why were these dogs so vicious? I would really love to know so when I visit them I don't feel frightened of their dog.
    Were they Staffies? Or AmStaff's...maybe Pitbulls?...perhaps cross breeds? What breed were they?

    It is NOT a characteristic of the Staffy to attack humans and certainly not a child!!! The cat on the other hand...Staffies have a big prey drive. Look...any dog can become vicious in the hands of the wrong people. I was a attacked by a Dachshund when I was 5...it bit me on the chin and I was bleeding like mad. How many Staffies have you met in your life that are vicious? With Staffies I mean Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Look...I don't want to come across nasty here, but wouldn't it be better spending the money a new puppy would cost on obedience training for Terry? Also...I am concerned about the new puppy thing. Terry is already at your house and outside, but you want your new puppy inside. If you were Terry...what would you feel in that situation. He is to stay outside, but new puppy is to be inside with you...hmmm. I think that could cause some serious issues. I don't believe that Terry can't be toilet trained. It takes time and dedication from the owners...as it would with the new puppy.
    Don't stress, not nasty at all, actually I find all this support and concern for Terry very sweet.

    Well one of the reasons we are getting a new puppy is for Terry, we want him to have a friend. Due to a change in circumstances, it's just me and my mother, and mum needs to work full time and with year 12 coming up, I can't take Terry for three hours walks daily for. It's difficult to explain the structure of my house, but this animal will only have one thing over Terry, which is sleeping inside. This dog must sleep inside for highly personal reasons which I'm not comfortable discussing, lets just say we need another dog and cats/rabbits etc are not an option. My confusion with sending Terry to obedience classes is that he is a very well mannered dog. We've had help from reputable breeders and people who've had jack russels for years, but nothing seems to help. At this point I'm not even sure Terry wants to come inside, however I am concerned about them not getting along. I really want this to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Were they Staffies? Or AmStaff's...maybe Pitbulls?...perhaps cross breeds? What breed were they?

    It is NOT a characteristic of the Staffy to attack humans and certainly not a child!!! The cat on the other hand...Staffies have a big prey drive. Look...any dog can become vicious in the hands of the wrong people. I was a attacked by a Dachshund when I was 5...it bit me on the chin and I was bleeding like mad. How many Staffies have you met in your life that are vicious? With Staffies I mean Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
    I asked Karen (neighbour) and she said they are Bull terriers. I have met one lovely staffy, she is the sweetest little dog but these other experiences confuse me. Are staffies similar to pitbulls or have I just been extremely unlucky? I have met one sweet staffy and four nasty ones.

    I apologize if any of these questions are offensive I just really want to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    I asked Karen (neighbour) and she said they are Bull terriers. I have met one lovely staffy, she is the sweetest little dog but these other experiences confuse me. Are staffies similar to pitbulls or have I just been extremely unlucky? I have met one sweet staffy and four nasty ones.

    I apologize if any of these questions are offensive I just really want to learn more.
    Bull terriers are not staffies.

    Well..to the untrained eye (and peoples ignorance) Staffordshire Bull Terriers, AmStaffs and Pitbulls get confused with each other. I am by NO MEANS saying AmStaffs and/or Pitbulls are aggressive!!!

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    Hi,welcome to the forum.

    I personally know 2 staffies and they are so sweet, both female. I met another at a motel I was staying at when a woman next to me saw him loose, got him, rang the owner (tag on collar) and we waited together for him to be picked up. Turned out a bloke was minding him for his girlfriend and he got away earlier that day (it was now 10pm at night) The girlfriend had no idea till the woman rang her and it was one very relieved young man who collected him. That staffy was a total sook too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Hi,welcome to the forum.

    I personally know 2 staffies and they are so sweet, both female. I met another at a motel I was staying at when a woman next to me saw him loose, got him, rang the owner (tag on collar) and we waited together for him to be picked up. Turned out a bloke was minding him for his girlfriend and he got away earlier that day (it was now 10pm at night) The girlfriend had no idea till the woman rang her and it was one very relieved young man who collected him. That staffy was a total sook too.
    Now THAT is the true staffy...sooky la la's

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    Hi Disneygotpierced

    I'm glad you're going to a rescue. Take Terry with you and pick the girl dog that he likes, as well as the rest of you like it, and there will be less trouble at home.

    I guess it's possible he doesn't get toilet training. And with boy dogs it is tricky, you take them outside, they go where you want. You bring them back inside and they go again. They're not "empty" for a while like girl dogs.

    Toilet training is similar but not quite the same as teaching shake hands or sit. Ie the timing is important. You can't just go out when it's convenient to you, you have to go when you see the signs and on a schedule. And persistance is important. Ie doggy not get back in house until doggy has performed as required outside, no matter how long it takes. And like shake hands or sit - you use a magic word for going to the toilet too.

    Maybe you could start a thread about what you did and maybe we could offer tips. Or you could say what you plan to do re toilet training with the new puppy and we can offer ideas there too. The dog star daily has heaps of ideas from different people - some professionals - on ways to toilet train puppys and older dogs.

    I'm a bit worried that Frosty - my dog - will decide it's too hot to go outside at the moment and I can't blame her and have an accident inside but so far so good.

    My brother has an SBT, but he spent a lot of time making sure she was socialised with other dogs, and very small children. Chooks are in mortal danger though.

    SBT are not like pit bulls. I grew up with a bull terrier x lab, and my grandfather had bull terriers, again - perfect with small children, but not so good with other critters.

    I think - like the toilet training - sometimes it is hard wired but a lot of it comes down to the effort of the owners. If your nice neighbours never took their dogs to meet other dogs or lots of small children (not just family) when they were little - then the dogs will not learn to be gentle with these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    ohh there's a simple answer to as to why Mal isn't afraid of he's spider tat

    "its cause he himself is more scary than he's own tat
    Flattery will get you everywhere!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malinois-72 View Post
    Flattery will get you everywhere!!
    He scares the hell outa me but I am desensitising to his spiders.

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