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    Red face Introducing Beau

    Hi all, just found this wonderful forum while researching info on our Staffy!

    Thought i would say hi, show you our newest addition and also (if you will allow) ask a few questions.

    This is Beau, he is just on 6 months old. We were visiting a local pet shop on Friday in search of some "closing down" goodies for our budgie Lu Lu. Seen this little boy and couldn't say no as we had recently (April) lost our family dog of 6 years. he was the last Staffy left and after chatting with the staff, they said he would go back to his birth home if they couldn't sell him. A few hrs later he was on his way home to his new family

    The first day and a bit has been great! he has been the perfect little fella. No accidents as yet, no barking nothing. Just a quiet nature, happy, easy going pup.

    He still seems very stand-off ish, but im hoping this is still a settling in thing. I took him in the car again today and have not left him alone. I want to try and get him comfortable with (and excited about) car travel and want to get him accustomed to a lead asap. I put his collar on as soon as we got home.

    Wasn't to keen to go for a walk on his lead, but im not to concerned just yet.

    All in all, what a great start! The scared bit worries me a little but i hope with time he will get past it.

    Sooo, summing up... I would like and appreciate any advice to help our little boy settle in and love and be happy at his new home!

    My questions:

    *He is six months, is this going to make it harder to settle him in? The pet shop i shop at is (and advertises) there dislike to puppie farms, so i believe his early weeks would have been somewhat good?

    *Although very stand off ish, his tail wags at full steam. Is this a sure sign, although scared he is somewhat happy?

    *Re the car travel, is it safe to just keep taking him with me? also the lead...Are there any well used methods to get him walking on his lead? His collar dont seen to worry him at all.

    *Any fellow Staffy owners have any breed related tips to give me?

    Thanks all for taking the time to read my long winded story, i just want to provide the best home for our new family member!

    cheers, Wayne.


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    Hi Wayne, welcome to the forum! I would say it will take at least a week or two for him to get used to his new environment. It's a bit change going from a pet shop to a home. You can always try and bribe him with delicious foods if all else fails! Lol

    With the lead I think the best way to get him use to it is make it fun, you can always just start off at home with the lead on and give him treats while he has it on.

    I personally would recommend enrolling him into obedience training and although it's a bit late try and socialise him with as many different people and dogs as possible. I think with staffies training is very important.

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

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    Just want to see if everyone can see this post now...

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

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    Yay, i can

    you can delete the second as i didnt realise what had happened..But thanks.

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    Hi Wayne, welcome to the ranks!! Imagine seeing you around here!!! The forum is an awesome place to learn lots of wonderful things about our pooches!

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    Ahh, the mysterious missing thread !! Glad it's all sorted wayne. Beau looks like a little champ. Welcome aboard.


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    Hi Wayne,

    Beau is a handsome little staffy ... I love brindle dogs, feed him sardines and good foods and see his coat shine ...

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    He has a lovely coat and looks a bit like he can't trust his good luck and will it end? I imagine he will take a while to trust that you will always be there and bond with you. Best wishes for a great relationship with your pooch. In three months it will all be different and he will be an integral part of the family.

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    Thanks all, heres a few more from over the weekend

    Hope you like!




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    Gosh he is a cutie! As you have said about the leash thing.. i wouldn't worry to much about that yet, maybe just hook the leash on him and let him walk around the house with it so he gets used to it atleast?

    Looking forward to updates
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