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Post by Lilcody on Sun Dec 13 2015, 18:10

Heya guys need a little bit of advice so about 2 1/2 months ago we moved into our new house in devon and we have a field right next to our house were cody can go and play Smile , Well today there was a dog there whose about 3 years old and cody was playing with her just barking and chasing her being a lil nippy puppy dog didnt seem care : the owner turned around to me and said if he keeps playing the way he is hes gunna be aggresive and unsafe around other dogs.

Im really worried as i know cody is hyperacitve when it comes to other dogs he just loves to play but could biting other dogs play fighting make him aggressive xx
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Re: Play fighting

Post by Mia05 on Sun Dec 13 2015, 18:29

I would just continue socialising cody as he is srill learning when staffs play it can sound quite aggressive heres a couple of links that may help you Smile

https://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/t40763-is-my-dog-aggressive

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Post by Jenc on Sun Dec 13 2015, 18:45

Is he going to any puppy classes? Socialisation is vital with any dogs so they learn how to behave around other dogs. Staffies are very vocal when playing, as for the biting most dogs will put a puppy in its place if they don't like it. Katy has some young friends & will tell them off when she's had enough!! That owner was only looking at the breed for an excuse to say that, nonsense in my opinion Rolling Eyes


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Post by Cecil15 on Sun Dec 13 2015, 19:10

Cecil use to play like that too so everytime I thought he wasnt playing nice I would end the playtime. But sometimes the older dogs will let him know whats ok and whats not. Just watch his body language and that of the other dogs. And as mentioned above, keep socialising Smile
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Post by Lilcody on Sun Dec 13 2015, 19:43

Cody is now 11 months old so not sure if he can go to any classes xx
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Re: Play fighting

Post by -Ian- on Sun Dec 13 2015, 19:57

Puppy classes may be out but you can still take him to obedience classes where he will get the same socialisation Kia. I think Jenc is spot on saying the other owner only saw the breed and not the dog. Staffies do play rough but that doesn't mean they are aggressive.

Whatever you do keep socialising Cody otherwise he will never learn. Cecil15 is correct with the advice about body language, it's so important to work that out too Smile


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Post by Lilcody on Sun Dec 13 2015, 20:02

might defo look into obeinced classes and yeah ive watched him play with loads of dogs and he seems to be happy waggy tail xx was thinking of getting a harness for him and a recall line just so i got a lil more control when around the dog field whats the best harness and what size do i get xx
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Re: Play fighting

Post by Lilcody on Sun Dec 13 2015, 20:20

was thinking of getting :Dog Training Lead - 30 Foot Long for Pups and Dogs - Padded Foam Barrel Handle - Free Carry Bag - Made from Strong Nylon - 1 Inch Wide and UNHO® Dog Padded Harness Adjustable No Pull Soft Padded Large Dog Power Harness - Heavy Duty Big Dogs Assistance Chest from 50-110cm Vary from Size XS-XL (XL) what size do i get as tried measuring him and he chewed the tape measure lol xxx
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Re: Play fighting

Post by LizP on Sun Dec 13 2015, 20:32

A harness and long line are a good way to go, if nothing else they will give you safety net if you do meet people who don't want their dog to play with Cody.

Playing rough with other dogs won't make him aggressive, but I do think that when they learn to play like that a lot it can be harder for them to moderate their play. We have to be careful with Chaos as he does just plough in and tends to flatten other dogs. I do understand why it's worrying for other owners!

So yes, keep the socialisation going but with that fallback.


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Post by -Ian- on Sun Dec 13 2015, 20:32

The training lead is a great idea, we got one from Amazon quiet cheaply. There is a thread further down the main forum page which recommends the Wonder harness, however, I haven't looked in to it to be honest.


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Post by Lilcody on Sun Dec 13 2015, 20:36

yeah i seen that just now and it looks like a really good harness but not sure on what size to get xx
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Re: Play fighting

Post by Lilcody on Sun Dec 13 2015, 20:55

Thank you all for the wonderful advice feel so much betterxxx
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Post by -Ian- on Sun Dec 13 2015, 21:10

thumbs up ... Glad we've helped Big Grin


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Re: Play fighting

Post by Tezzers on Mon Dec 14 2015, 00:13

Hi sorry for the late reply, you will need a medium size for the UNHO Smile and take no notice of that person, he obviously doesn`t know what he`s talking about. Smile Maya is just 7 months old, yet she will play fight with any breed at any size and i have never had any problem at all !
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Re: Play fighting

Post by Jenc on Mon Dec 14 2015, 08:09

Lilcody wrote:Cody is now 11 months old so not sure if he can go to any classes xx

Katy started school when she was 2yrs, so you shouldn't have any problem enrolling Cody Big Grin


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Post by Mistys Mum on Mon Dec 14 2015, 12:05

Yes I agree, it's never too late to start classes. Misty didn't start until she was 19 months.


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Post by Mia05 on Mon Dec 14 2015, 12:47

I never put mia to classes till she was 3 Smile

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Post by Lilcody on Mon Dec 14 2015, 14:15

I have just ordered Cody medium sized harness and his training lead and am currently looking into obedience classes xx Love Struck
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Post by LizP on Mon Dec 14 2015, 14:36

They don't have to be obedience, Kia, any classes will be great socialisation and also good for your bond. So agility, especially the non-competitive kind, heelwork to music, whatever you fancy really! Just try and make sure that the trainer is into positive methods and makes it fun for the dogs.


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Post by Lilcody on Tue Dec 15 2015, 12:22

Cody harness turned up today and i orderd a medium which was  a  little to big around the middle but after my mum sewed it together a lil bit more it fits him perfectly cant wait to test it out xx
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Post by Mia05 on Tue Dec 15 2015, 12:27

As cody grows you can readjust the harness im sure you wnt be disappointed with it

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Post by Lilcody on Tue Dec 15 2015, 12:44




he wants go out but hates the rain xx
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Post by Tezzers on Tue Dec 15 2015, 16:46

Aw sorry about the size, thats my fault for saying a medium as i didn`t notice Cody was only 6 months old. Sorry about that, he`ll soon grow into it though, and i hope it works well for him Smile
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Aww cody u forgeous pup

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Post by Lilcody on Tue Dec 15 2015, 17:27

no its okay havent changed the age yet cody is 11 months old lol but after lil bit a sewing fits him perfect and even though he pulls a lil still so much difference xxx
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