Some of you may recognise me from another dog forum....Hi .
My previous username was fuzzy_dragonfly, and I am proud owner of a white staffy "Sui" (3 yrs) and two senior citzen chihuahuas "Peppy" (14yrs) and "Lily" (12 yrs)
Unfortunately slow internet prevents me from uploading photos for the moment .
Following an unpleasant event on another forum and requesting a voluntary suspension of account I've had time to think through a lot of things. Number one I'm now convinced I never want to be a registered breeder and showing probably isn't in my best interests either. If we do have our dream and buy acerage our plan now is to become foster carers .
Sui is a very high energy staffy. I used to refer to her as 'hypo' but since walking a few pound dogs realise she is far from 'hypo'. We even considered training from Lamarra Canine but have since discovered my doggy probably isn't that bad she needs special help, I am most likely going to be able to solve problems with a bit of perseverence. I made the mistake of comparing her to the top trained obedience dogs at our club.
She's definately excitable but not out of control....we nearly passed to next level obedience last week! Our weak points are the stand for exam and two minute drop stay.
We are also expecting shortly . Sui will soon have a new brother from Renbury Farm Animal Shelter.
We tried a few dogs with Sui but shelter staff recommended a male pup. Max is a border collie x staffy mix, about 8 weeks old and as cute as a button.
After a short very excited intro Sui and Max started getting on like a house on fire . Max has come out of shell a lot over the last couple days, so far we've visited him at the shelter every day but unfortunately can't make it tomorrow or Saturday . Gonna miss him so bad not seeing him :'( .
He comes home on the 9th and for us that day can't come soon enough!
Anyway, thought it would be handy to reconnect with the online doggy community to discuss any issues and ways we can overcome them. I'm a bit anxious and excited about the new arrival.
Quick question, keeping in mind Sui is much larger and boofier...and a staffy. Is it best to keep Sui and Maxie seperated for the first few days and allow supervised play at first?
I'd rather not chuck them in the deep end and shove them in the same yard hoping they will play nice. If something does go wrong I won't be there to prevent it!
Any advice on introducing a new pup to the family would be appreciated.