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    thanks every 1 =] i love my pets so much if any 1 gets time this is my other hobby / pet and little roxy loves to sit and watch it YouTube - reef tank / marine fish tank

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    Hi and welcome, Roxy is gorgeous.

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    hi and welcome, im just setting up my first reef tank, 200L 2foot curved glass currently day 10 its cycle cant wait to start stocking it yay!! now i have a buddy to talk about it/ cry about it too =0)

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    Welcome!

    Rox is sooo cute!!!
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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    shes very cute but abit of a nut case when it comes to biting shes only 8 weeks old (am staffy is that normal also whens the best time to get her off biting thats my only problem now

    also with the reef tank there an awsome thing to have but abit of a never ending money pit Lol (but they do look awsome =]

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    Juzza

    I thought you had the biting all sorted?

    Can I suggest that slapping a dog on the nose is no longer considered an ideal way to correct it.

    Bite stopping - a puppy will need repeat lessons for months but essentially you must not reward it with anything it wants (eg attention) for biting. So you squeal or yip or yelp or growl and then ignore the puppy for 10 seconds (a little longer when it's older) - you know when it's been long enough - because puppy actually starts to demand your attention ie it notices that you've stopped playing. If puppy won't stop biting when you turn your back, yip, or take it off your finger - then leave the room where puppy is, or put puppy in separate room (pee proof room) and count to ten.

    If it's extreme - you might need a crate. Crate is not so much for punishment but somewhere puppy feels safe, and you can be safe from puppy for a while. Google Crate training.

    And these websites might help, with the bite stopping.
    Oh and you will need to reteach the lesson with kids, your friends, dogs etc. ie in as many new situations as possible.

    Teaching Bite Inhibition | Dog Star Daily
    Questions and answers from Turid Rugaas
    Training Your Dog to Drop It and Leave It. Original Version

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    thanks mate yeah she didnt bite at all but now that she feels at home when ever i run around with her outside she go's for my feet / hands when you pat her , as soon as i pick her up it after we are done playing she stops biting all together (shes only 8 weeks old and id like to stop the problem asap as shes an Amstaff (her teeth are alright big inaff to hurt so i want her to stop befor it gets out of control (puppy school will be on the list for when shes around 12 weeks old

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    BIG welcome to Juzza and Rox !!!

    Its good to see your thinking about whats right for your pup!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juzza View Post
    thanks mate yeah she didnt bite at all but now that she feels at home when ever i run around with her outside she go's for my feet / hands when you pat her , as soon as i pick her up it after we are done playing she stops biting all together (shes only 8 weeks old and id like to stop the problem asap as shes an Amstaff (her teeth are alright big inaff to hurt so i want her to stop befor it gets out of control (puppy school will be on the list for when shes around 12 weeks old
    The biting should be discouraged immediately. You can use crate training, but the crate must NEVER be used as a punishment! I don't believe in using crate for time-out sessions. Loud yelping and ignoring will probably do the trick. Sumo was a terrible biter as a puppy. When he started...we would get up...walk away and ignore him. He has been taught now...no teeth means NO TEETH! I still say gentle when he gets a bit excited and he calms down.

    Where is Choppa...ok...me being ignorant again...if it is an AmStaff without papers being cross or pure...isn't it determined to be Pitt Bull cross?
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 12-03-2009 at 02:55 PM.

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    as far as iv been told shes 3 parts amstaff and 1 part english so the papers just say staffy x i dont think shes is a pitbull as there bann'ed in victoria arnt they

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