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Post by hollibeau on Sun Apr 10 2016, 17:41

Hey everyone!

I'm Holli, and I recently bought a little Staffordshire Bull Terrier who's now 8/9 weeks.
(Bought her at 6 weeks under the impression she was older Sad However we've managed well.

Going well, her name is Beau and she's a blue staff.
Puppy pad training is going well, though she has her moments.
First jabs & microchip done.
Learning to walk on her lead well in the garden too.

Quick questions:
She's microchipped with tracer and upgraded to premium for peace of mind. Her collar has a tag with contact numbers & names. On her collar she also has a tracer tag to say she's microchipped. My biggest fear, although probably a bit over the top, is what are my options as to making her more safe if she is lost or stolen?

She's blue, so identical to most other blue staffies, though grows three white hairs on her back which is a little more comforting t o be able to tell her apart.

I was wondering what are some step you take/know of to make your pups & dogs extra safe? I was looking at GPS trackers in her collar (though if she was stolen I assume they take the collar off..)

Nice to meet you all, pictures coming soon!

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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 10 2016, 17:47


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 10 2016, 17:56

Hi ya Holli, welcome to the forum from Flo and me Big Grin

Sounds like you've made a great start with the training thumbs up shame about leaving the litter so early but hey what's done is done and how to move forward.

Socialising is essential at a young age as they learn so much from interacting with others whilst so young. Have you thought about puppy classes ? A great way to learn yourself and for Beau to get a good start.

I would suggest plenty of photos to show that should the worst happen and you lose her you will have lots of pictures to a) show around & b) use to confirm identity. The microchip should do all that for you anyway but it'll give you a good first clue. I think I'm right in saying that in Australia they make a small tattoo in side the ear but I'm not entirely clear as to why.

A GPS Tracker is only good whilst the collar is on like you say so may be of use when out and about but to be honest if you get the training right she won't be in a position to get lost hopefully. As for being stolen, I can't see you ever leaving her in a position that she might be dognapped any ways Love Struck


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Sealpig on Sun Apr 10 2016, 18:17

Welcome to the forum from me and Rio Smile agree with what Ian said about getting her socialised, especially as her being such a young pup when away from the litter, it'll help with her training and doggy manners Smile

Is there a reason you're particularly worried about her being stolen? Is there a history in your area? It sounds like you've done all the right things to help keeping her safe. I'd also do simple things like not advertising you have a staffy if you're too worried, so i know there's been a few thefts in hampshire in the last year so i don't have any "beware of dog/ my staffy lives here" type signs. Plus making sure she has good recall before letting her off in parks so she doesn't zoom off in excitement Smile
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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Mia05 on Sun Apr 10 2016, 18:20

all I can think also is no signs in your garden ie: beware of the dog and keeping the pup close unless they have good recall welcome from me and mia
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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by stella on Sun Apr 10 2016, 19:04

hia from me and sasha Smile


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Willsblueboy1 on Sun Apr 10 2016, 19:40

Hi from Blue and me
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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Mistys Mum on Sun Apr 10 2016, 19:50

Welcome from Misty and I.

I agree with the above- sadly the days are gone when you can proudly hang signs like 'Staffy lives here'. In the 90s I used to pop with the shop with my lab and leave her outside for two mins when I went in- she used to love being in the car so we would take her to Tesco and leave her in the car while we shopped (never on a sunny day of course) nowadays I wouldn't dream of leaving Misty anywhere even for a second- its far too dangerous.


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Jenc on Sun Apr 10 2016, 19:54

Hi from me & Katy, I've had her from 6wks so was hard work. Her only downside from being taken from her litter that early is she is reactive to other dogs (different from aggressive) Sounds like you are doing all you can to protect her Big Grin


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by AussieStaff on Sun Apr 10 2016, 20:22

Hi from Koda & i in Sydney Big Grin

Blue staffys are def a 'hot item' here, my advice is never leave her alone in public, make sure shes secure at home & away from front fences to be seen thru etc. Just not worth any risk! You'll get plenty of attention walking her just be careful with that too, when my boy was a pup i had a tradie pull up beside us asking if he was a purebred etc so i said no he's a rescue and worth nothing!! Now i take him for rides in my truck, to the pub etc i just dont leave him anywhere Smile

Im not sure about the ear tattoos Ian I've never heard of that?? My advice is make sure hes chipped in case he runs off, and have a tag with "im chipped" on one side & your contact number (no names as can track your address etc!) on the opposite side. Enjoy every second of the staffy madness!! Laughing


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Miss coco on Sun Apr 10 2016, 20:32

Hey sweety where new to the forum too ☺️☺️☺️ We've got a terrible amount of pups being stolen where I live at the moment in Yorkshire currently 4 missing dogs in just my tiny village at the moment

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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by VikkiGT4 on Mon Apr 11 2016, 09:12

Hi and welcome to the forum from me and the zoo Smile xx
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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Inez Maria on Mon Apr 11 2016, 19:18

Hiya from me and Vinnie, micro chipping should be adequate as not much more you can do apart from secure garden and be vigilant I dont know if her name is on her tag but personally wouldnt put a dogs name on them as they can be called then and more likely to react to someone Smile


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by TwoSocks on Tue Apr 12 2016, 16:49

Hi from Una and me Smile
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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Staff Bull on Tue Apr 12 2016, 21:13

Hi from Ice and me.
Microchip should be more than enough. But like Inez said don't put ya dogs name on the collar as it is a familiar sound to her if someone calls her.
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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by Sara n Ozzy on Wed Apr 13 2016, 19:44

Hi from Oz and me. Oz only has our phone number attached to his collar no name or address and I never have him out of my sight


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by JStaff on Thu Apr 14 2016, 11:45

Hi and welcome from us and Suki


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Re: Hey all! New blue staff pup.

Post by shegsy on Thu Apr 14 2016, 20:46

Hello and a warm welcome to the forum Smile So glad you have joined us
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