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Post by Laura_sa on Sat May 30 2015, 17:52

What ages do you think are the most challenging with Staffies under a year? As a first-time puppy parent with a 6-month-old pup, I am curious to learn from other Staffie owners about their experiences.
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by valiant87 on Sat May 30 2015, 18:06

For me personally Mia is only 5months but between 12weeks & 14weeks was toughest so far just the continuous biting & nibbling
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Laura_sa on Sat May 30 2015, 18:09

Our little Eco has just discovered that books make for fabulous chew toys...turn my back for a second! She is teething like crazy, so can't blame her. She is definitely starting to try and explore more. She is starting to realise that things exist on top of tables that need to be pulled off Smile
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by DebsNZ on Sat May 30 2015, 21:41

Rubys nearly 8 mths now, i think as a baby it was the biting, and picking up all sorts of things to eat making herself sick (she still does it) we have to watch her all the time grabbing things from soft toy to socks, finding all sorts of things outside lol!!
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by b_phippsy on Sat May 30 2015, 21:46

Harley was a little crocodile till about 14 weeks this was quite challenging but at about 6-8 months he did go through a phase of being naughty again but now at 10 months he seems to be listening more and is much better Smile
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by JStaff on Sat May 30 2015, 22:14

Much easier once they have gone through the teething phase


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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Maisie on Fri Jun 05 2015, 16:49

Maisie is now 5 & 1/2 months, She was very challenging around 14 weeks chewing everything even £20 notes (her dad wasn't very happy) me on the otherhand found it rather funny. Shes not as bad now and knows what shes meant to chew and what not too - well sometimes. My first staffy & pup too so learning everyday - think the hardest challenge is not taking her to the vets everytime she looks a tad off colour - my partner helps me with that one! Im a bit of a stress head
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by kattie on Fri Jun 05 2015, 21:25

yeah very similar with millie the puppy biting was the most challenging for me, shes been amazing since the age of 6 months to now so far and shes almost 2 now Smile
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by ColinW on Sat Jun 06 2015, 08:05

up to 4 - 5 months when she managed to hold her toilet all night and stopped biting esp the woodwork and my cd cases Laughing
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by smudge95 on Mon Jun 08 2015, 10:14

Buddy is 13 weeks this Friday and is soooo naughty .. he will eat anything is constantly trying to nip at you -and if it is on the floor it is his ! and everything has to be done at 100 miles an hour if only he had a pause button !! have had puppies before but not a staffy - they certainly push the limits..he knows he is doing wrong because he gives me the "you know you love me really look" when I tell him off! I know he will get better as he gets older
they are great characters , he knows I cant stay angry with him for too long! Smile
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by AussieStaff on Mon Jun 08 2015, 10:17

I think early on, 8 wks - 4/5 months when he was a small alligator, thief of anything & everything, and up during the night. Then again around 14 months when he started exercising his authority before learning he was last in the 'boss line' Laughing


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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Mia05 on Mon Jun 08 2015, 20:56

i would say the teenage phase would be the hardest i had no problems with toilet training

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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Maisie on Tue Jun 23 2015, 15:18

When is the teenage phase - im booking a holiday haha
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Mia05 on Tue Jun 23 2015, 18:44

Anything from 8 months to 3 years around three is when they finally mature Smile although at 12 mias still very much a puppy Laughing

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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Maisie on Tue Jun 23 2015, 19:00

Haha Maisie had her 6 month check today she's now 12.2kg and the vet was discussing getting her spayed my poor wee baby'!
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Post by Mia05 on Tue Jun 23 2015, 19:06

It is entirely your decision about spaying most people wait until after the first or second season to give your dog a chance to mature. Smile

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Post by Maisie on Tue Jun 23 2015, 19:11

Yeh that's the plan think it's best to get her done we don't have the space for another 7 dogs unfortunately!
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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Mia05 on Tue Jun 23 2015, 20:01

aww ami i do love staffy puppies Smile

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Re: Most challenging puppy ages

Post by Maisie on Tue Jun 23 2015, 20:17

I know me too that's why I would want to keep them all haha
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