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    Hi all,

    I've just joined this forum in case I ever need advice for our dog. We recently adopted a gorgeous SBT who my son named Blaze. He is a gorgeous boy and so far has been to puppy school and is doing well with crate training. We are starting to leave him on his own (sometimes outside rather than in the crate if more than for an hour or so). He has found his voice recently and we are trying not to let his barking become a problem. He is currently 14 weeks old. The puppy pic is from the day we brought him home from the breeder at 8 weeks. He is much bigger now.

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    Anyway, that's all for now so I'll "see you" around the boards.

    Kira

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    welcome kira......... good lucky withteh pup..... i rememebr when my stafford was that size... enjoy it while it lasts :P
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    G'day Kira,

    Blaze looks like a little champ. Love the black tail too. Dont just ask for advice.......tell us all about your little pups adventures aswell, especially if he chews somthing to pieces.....take heaps of pics......we love to see puppy carnage !!! Good luck with it and look forward to hearing all about his shenanigans !!


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    welcome Arik

    That's a very cute SBT

    And all puppies will try it on. All I can suggest is little bits of exercise and basic training (5 treats at time and then play) to keep his mind and body busy, and be very careful about "rewarding the barking" ie telling him to be quiet or giving him any attention when he barks.

    I play a game with my dog, she barks for my attention - I might say "I hear you" but I'm not giving her what she wants (a game or out the crate) till she's quiet. And the thing that shuts her up the fastest - is giving her the "speak" command. At least it goes from a loud irrtating noise to a very quiet little rrrrooo noise.

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    Hi Kira, welcome to the forum!! Blaze is beautiful!!!!

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    Hi Kira, welcome ... Blaze is a very cute puppy, have fun ...

    Looking forward to more photos as he grows bigger ...

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    Cute puppy! Welcome!

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    to the forum Kira! Blaze is beautiful! As Sean said, we want to hear all the stories and see allllll the pictures!

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

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    I have a spray bottle full of water at the ready, and if Oskar is doing something he shouldn't, I spray him and growl no at him at the same time. Most times now, I just say, "I'll get the water" and as soon as he sees me going for it, he stops lol. I am mean, but it works.

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone. He is such a funny thing. He isn't scared of the vacuum cleaner or trucks going past or anything but last night he noticed my daughters doll pram that she'd bought downstairs from her room and left in the lounge room. He started barking and growling and we thought someone must have been outside (it was underneath the window). I had to show him it wasn't going to hurt him. It was hilarious!

    He is a big chewer and we have lots of toys etc. and he loves plastic bottles. So far he can sit, stay, come, and drop. My husband is teaching him to shake and I am teaching him to fetch.

    I've been slack with the photos but am starting to take more now. The other problem I have is actually transferring them from the camera to the computer but it'll happen eventually.

    Thanks again

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