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Post by Two89w on Fri Dec 25 2015, 09:10

Hello all

This Sunday we will have our first ever staffy puppy. In the past we have had border collies and a schipperke.

My understanding is staffys love to chew.

I am looking for some insight on what sort of toys are best for this type of dog to chew on and any other tips for a staffy novice. Smile
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Post by -Ian- on Fri Dec 25 2015, 09:31

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

I'm glad to read you've decided to get a proper Dog this time oh go on only kiddin. Is your new addition a puppy ? If so then I would recommend tough rope toys. If you're getting an older Staffy rope toys are good and so are Antlers. They aren't cheap but will last for ages (I wouldn't suggest a puppy has one though)

You must be excited, you'll have to pop some pictures on here for us to see Smile


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Post by -Ian- on Fri Dec 25 2015, 09:33

Opps... I see it is a puppy. Rope toys are what I would suggest.

Hopefully others will be along later to offer more suggestions Big Grin


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Re: 1st ever staffy

Post by LizP on Fri Dec 25 2015, 10:26

I like rope toys for puppies as well. They also love ripping up cardboard and it's not the end of the world if they actually swallow some, so cardboard tubes and boxes and a good cheap way of keeping them amused.


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Post by stella on Fri Dec 25 2015, 20:46

hia from me and sasha Smile
you must be excited!!most pet shops will sell nylabones,they do small ones for puppies,dont be tempted to buy raw hide chews for your pup,there not good,my sash is 11 and still loves the card board inside a empty toilet roll Big Grin


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Post by Angieeee on Fri Dec 25 2015, 20:49

Ruby loved the cardboard off loo rolls, washing liquid tubs (the ones that go in the drum) and her fave was them silver pan scrubber things. She was never really into toys and I mainly used things from around the house. I was lucky as she never chewed anything she shouldn't but
Would scarper like lightning if she managed to get a pen or a peg haha
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Post by Two89w on Sat Dec 26 2015, 03:16

Thanks for all your input. We are excited. We are off tomorrow at 5:30am for a 3.5 hour drive to pick her up.
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Post by Two89w on Sun Dec 27 2015, 09:13

Ok she is at home Smile Have I forgotten what puppies are like or are staffys attention seeking machines?
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Post by LizP on Sun Dec 27 2015, 10:24

Laughing Possibly yes to the first, but definitely yes to the second!!! Staffies are amongst the most affectionate, human bonded dogs out, it's part of the reason we love them so much.

One tip, don't alway give attention when it's demanded or you will create a rod for your own back going forwards. You can end up with a needy, attention seeking dog, and that makes for problems with separation anxiety and stuff like that. From the beginning, have times where you say no, not now (nicely of course!), and as your girl gets old enough to start some basic training, use her love of attention as a reward for doing things you ask.



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Post by Jenc on Mon Dec 28 2015, 20:40

Attention seeking, surely not Laughing Laughing Love Struck Staffies love human company, enjoy your new furbaby Love Struck Love Struck


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Post by -Ian- on Mon Dec 28 2015, 20:45

Staffies, attention seeking, surely not Laughing

They are very human oriented as you will find out but that is one of the reasons we love them so much. How's things going D Day + 1 ?


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Post by Two89w on Tue Dec 29 2015, 08:21

They are going well.

The doggy door has been mastered.

Potty training is progressing.

Feline relations are improving however there are still moments of iciness Smile

S#%t she has sharp sharp teeth and loves to use them when she is not all over you like a rash !!
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Post by LizP on Tue Dec 29 2015, 08:43

All sounds good for such early days. There are lots of threads about nipping/biting on here, it's very, very common, so worth having a read to start putting that little boundary in place now.

I'm sure the feline relations will be sorted soon, if you only have moments of iciness you're doing well!


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Post by Goblin on Tue Dec 29 2015, 23:00

Is everyone else having flashbacks to the puppy fangs of doom?
Remember to keep all your wires, shoes, clothes and phones as high up as possible.

Rosie's a gorgeous wee girl, I bet you'll have lots of love and fun from her.
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Post by Laura 123 on Wed Dec 30 2015, 13:57

Hi from me and Bella. My Bellas our first wee Staffy too. The first thing I noticed was her sharp teeth. But they also love their cuddles. Bella favorite place to cuddle is round my neck lol.
I bought her a load of toys but her favorite is her wee rope toys Big Grin
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Post by Peter Stafford on Fri Jan 08 2016, 19:05

The canvas toys from Hunter are great, especially whem they are teething.
The toys from Zeedog are very good as well, they dispense treats and because they are irregularly shaped they bounce all over the place.
The rubber bone toy rope from Kong to play tug of war is great as well once the have their adult teeth.
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Post by Jenny k on Mon Jan 11 2016, 19:42

My 6 month old Arthur loves his Kongs,especially the frisbee.They seem to be the only things he doesn't rip to shreds

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