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    Smile Hello from Sydney

    Hi There,

    I have been searching for a forum with FRIENDLY people who will give me helpfull information.
    I am 2 weeks away from picking up my Dally pup, im pretty excited about it but a few things have been stewing in my mind like puppy pre-school.
    Can anyone lead me in the right direction for this discussion??
    Id like to know if it is worth while and if anyone could recommend a good one near the drummoyne area.

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    And congrats on your soon to be pup! Dallys are gorgeous!

    We are friendly but passionate.

    Definitely attend a puppy preschool (and continue training afterwards). Sorry I am a QLDer so I can't help with recommendations.

    What I will recommend is that you get into socialising and training your pup straight away. Most vets will tell you not to go out until after the pups 3rd shot. Usually a pup is 14 - 16 weeks by this stage. A pups critical socialisation period ends at 16 weeks so essentially if you wait your a missing a huge part of your dogs development. Undersocialised dogs can have behavioural issues as they grow up and mature. So it is worth the small risk of your dog catching something to have them out socialising. It should be safe socialisation though, no dog parks or other places where there are lots of dogs as the risk of disease is higher there. Choose friends with dogs and go to their places etc.

    Can't wait to see pics of your little one! And hopefully someone from your area can help you with recommendations

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    aaaaa its so refreshing not being bitten to death with silly questions.

    Thanks for that, we already have a 2 yo AMstaff so atleast he will be with another dog most of the day, I have also been reading ALOT on different training methods. But our AMStaf has quite bad habits, like flying down the stairs as soon as someone comes out the back to bark at the fence (half the time she forgets to stop and headbutts the fence) I dont really want my pup picking up these habits.

    How costly is pup school? Dallys are prone to being stubborn so obedience is a big focus for me.
    Last edited by Misschief; 10-11-2011 at 12:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    aaaaa its so refreshing not being bitten to death with silly questions.

    Thanks for that, we already have a 2 yo AMstaff but she has quite bad habits, like flying down the stairs as soon as someone comes out the back to bark at the fence (half the time she forgets to stop and headbutts the fence) I dont really want my pup picking up these habits.

    How costly is pup school? Dallys are prone to being stubborn so obedience is a big focus for me.

    Well if you have a bit of a problem child I am sure you will be dedicated (it is the reason I am so dedicated).

    BTW - Amstaff squeeeee! Haha and um pics are like compulsory on this forum *cough*.

    Depends on where you do your puppy school. I would avoid vet clinic puppy schools, they are generally cheaper but you just don't get the same out of them.
    I would estimate anywhere from $120 - 160 for a good course but again I am in QLD so prices here and there may be different.

    Yes Dally's are very high energy and a strong minded breed they certainly need a strong handler who is willing to be patient but firm. Which I am sure you can be (you have an Amstaff lol).

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    I agree with K&P! Training is a must!

    Generally puppy school is around 100-200 for the 6 week course (I think when Harley went his was $170). It might not be a bad idea to get your AmStaffies bad habits under control too as the puppy will pick them up and mimic them!

    Have a look around on google and see what training places come up in your area, that's what I did. I'm also in QLD so I can't help you out.

    You will need to post up some pictures of your doggie and puppy when it comes for all to see

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

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    I know k9 Pro are in Sydney (not sure of exact location though) and run Puppy Classes, not sure of pricing but Steve who owns/runs it is a very good Behavioural Dog trainer.
    Types of Services

    This company sounds ok, they use the word Dog Whisperer which usually puts me off but reading through their front page they use only positive methods for training.
    Puppy Schools by DogTech® | DogTech the Dog Whisperer in-home dog training company

    This one runs out of a Vet Clinic but is run by an accredited behavioural trainer.
    K9 PAWspective
    And it is at Drummoyne vet clinic.

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    Hi and welcome Mischief while I don't live in Sydney now I use to and have had a couple of friends use Drummoyne Veterinary Hospital (02) 9719 2149 I haven't used them myself I used Mosman who were also great but that was a while ago. I look forward to seeing some pics and congrats on the new addition
    ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!

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    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.


    (breederspics)




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    Very cute pup and those sharp little nails with matching teeth you better stock up on the band-aids now lol
    ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!

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    Hello Misschief welcome!
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
    Beau.

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