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  1. #11
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    Hahah I have stocked up
    I have also bought:
    A puppy kong
    Crate
    Puppy bed
    yet to buy
    more soft /squeaking toys
    more teething toys (any good recommendations would be great)
    pee pads (dont know if I should bother)
    Food + Drinking bowls
    um...... help me with my list peps??

    Also I am making homemade dried liver treats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Ooow you are all so brilliant .
    Wow that’s quite cheap in comparison to what I was expecting, I thought it would be that price per session. Well it is my partners Amstaff and that may or may not be the "technical" name for her breed but she is the most affectionate sook I have ever met, runs away from Chihuahua but dont be sniffing her but for too long she will get the look of rage "its very funny".
    When I get home I will upload photos of Nala the chug Boat (the noise she makes when she swims) and Chief my soon to be pup is below.
    Oooo what a cutie!!!! Going to be a stunner that one.

    Ahuh your Amstaff is like my "Amstaff" NOW I REALLY NEED PICS!!! SQUEEEE


    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Hahah I have stocked up
    I have also bought:
    A puppy kong
    Crate
    Puppy bed
    yet to buy
    more soft /squeaking toys
    more teething toys (any good recommendations would be great)
    pee pads (dont know if I should bother)
    Food + Drinking bowls
    um...... help me with my list peps??
    Also I am making homemade dried liver treats
    Yum yum homemade treats!!

    Instead of pee pads, I would maybe go for a turf type thing so pup still learns to pee on grass even inside. (Easy way to do this is buy a kitty litter tray, fill with some dirt, place some turf over the top, cheap and easy .

    I highly recommend crate training, so I would put a crate on that list

    Puppy play pen, pups should be confined when they are little, too much freedom is not good for them. 9Can create anxious dogs, or dogs who bark at everything, not all the time but can, and being a Dally I would fall towards being cautious)

    Can send you some info on crate training and confinement if you want?

    More kongs or similar long lasting tuff chew toys. Check out amazon.com, kongs and similar toys are super dooper cheap on there (like $8 for something that would cost $25 over here) and the postage is really cheap too.

    I usually just buy a kids soft toy for pups, they are cheaper then what you get from the pet shops and last longer.

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    Welcome and your pup looks absolutely adorable!

    I found in our area the clubs seem to offer the best value for money when it comes to training courses. You pay an annual membership and then you can do any courses with them for a whole year. You do have to book in time though...

    The RSPCA usually does puppy classes too. I believe they're about the $150 mark for a 6 week course too.

    The only think I can think of to add to that list is lots and lots of chew toys! You can get those plastic bones for them to gnaw on, but my dog (who is now 10 months) was never very interested in those. I buy her rawhide chews. She always has some lying around. The other day we ran out and for a day I was constantly pulling stuff she should not be chewing on out of her mouth. It was a very good motivation to get to the pet store to buy some more!

    My dog also loves her treat ball. Can't find a picture of it now... It took her quite a while to get the hang of how to get the treats out, but when I give it to her now, she's immediately pawing it and throwing it up in the air and stuff. Great entertainment for them.

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    Like Beloz suggestions for toys above.

    Good toys are

    Kong Wobbler
    Tug a Jug
    Nylabones
    A good rubber treat ball (the hard plastic ones just get broken)

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    Aw cute puppy! lol at Nala the chug boat! Bella makes that sound too, I just call her a little piggy though!

    & treat balls are great! Both of my dogs loved them, but I only had a plastic one which Bella demolished after a while!

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

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    Well truth be told she is an APBT but so many people associate those dogs with flooded bad media sooooo i refrained from telling the whole truth (apologies). But I have never seen a more pleasant dog to be honest and I have had a bad run with the breed sooo to me dogs are like their owners, sorry if I disappointed you hahah.

    Aaaa the kitty litter thing is a grand Idea, I have quite a large crate (not ideal I know buuttt they arnt cheap) would you recommend putting the man made kitty litter turf in the crate?? there is enough room in there, or will that just confuse him to eliminate in his crate??.

    And with the toys, I was just going to go to the salvos and get a heap of second hand toys (remove all the eyes,nose etc.)and then buy the hard kong like stuff online..ill check out amazon

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    With the pee pads, I had a little success using them. But they would mostly just pee on the edge so there was no point anyway. The grass sounds like a great idea.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Well truth be told she is an APBT but so many people associate those dogs with flooded bad media sooooo i refrained from telling the whole truth (apologies). But I have never seen a more pleasant dog to be honest and I have had a bad run with the breed sooo to me dogs are like their owners, sorry if I disappointed you hahah.

    Aaaa the kitty litter thing is a grand Idea, I have quite a large crate (not ideal I know buuttt they arnt cheap) would you recommend putting the man made kitty litter turf in the crate?? there is enough room in there, or will that just confuse him to eliminate in his crate??.

    And with the toys, I was just going to go to the salvos and get a heap of second hand toys (remove all the eyes,nose etc.)and then buy the hard kong like stuff online..ill check out amazon
    Don't apologise, it is hard to guage what people'e reactions will be. Most of the members here know that APBT are good dogs and do not live up to their "evil" reputations, you will find 1 or 2 others with differing opinions. My girl is a Pitt X and I love her to bits. As you said best temperaments so people orientated, i love my pitt kisses , especially if you spend the time training and socialising them properly.

    No crates are a rip LOL! With the crate, can you block off part of it to start off with so your pup can only access a small amount? That will help to stop him (?) from going to the toilet in there. No wouldn't put the kitty litter/dog litter box in there. Have it near your backdoor or in your confinement area (here is some info on why confinement training is good, click the link and watch the videos)
    TheUrbanPuppy's Channel - YouTube
    Have a look at all the videos they are super helpful.

    The 2nd hand toys is a good idea and one I use as well (but I did get some good soft toys from woolies for like 3 bucks each once). And yep definitely check out amazon really amazing prices.

    Sorry if I am being overwhelming, I teach puppy classes and so I sort of get verbal diarrhea when it comes to puppies.

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    Squeekers, Kongs, nylabones but if they don't like nylabones there is a dried hide called shin bone tough or just pig hide that puppies love and it works the same as nylabones lol it's the only bone type thing our Bull Terrier hasn't snapped in half yet, the puppy pads that he loves to eat , I kept puppy pads for accidents they are great for a quick clean up, the Kong Wubba's are great as well and if you are worried about the crate being to large you can get separators for them and just move it as they grow and some of the best fluffy puppy toys come from the $2 shops just check the quality well but we have a bunny dog toy from a cheap shop that Zeke still has after 5 1/2 months and don't forget the dentabones/greenies
    ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdee View Post
    Squeekers, Kongs, nylabones but if they don't like nylabones there is a dried hide called shin bone tough or just pig hide that puppies love and it works the same as nylabones lol it's the only bone type thing our Bull Terrier hasn't snapped in half yet, the puppy pads that he loves to eat , I kept puppy pads for accidents they are great for a quick clean up, the Kong Wubba's are great as well and if you are worried about the crate being to large you can get separators for them and just move it as they grow and some of the best fluffy puppy toys come from the $2 shops just check the quality well but we have a bunny dog toy from a cheap shop that Zeke still has after 5 1/2 months and don't forget the dentabones/greenies
    Yep Phoenix's chrissie present soft toy lasted 6 months, then she ate its brains hehe.

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