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Post by Lilcody on Wed Apr 12 2017, 22:41

heya guys i wondered if you guys could help im looking to get a new puppy but my 2 year old boy a dog reactive so wondering if it the best thing for him and also do all white staffy suffer with allergies x
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Re: Looking to get a new pup

Post by LizP on Thu Apr 13 2017, 08:25

What are Cody's dog reactions like? I'm all for multi-dog households and absolutely dogs that aren't great meeting others out and about can be fine with dogs they know. I do have a reservation about bringing a pup into a home with a dog reactive dog when you aren't sure how he'll react and how he will settle, though. Early interactions with others lay the foundations for puppies and it's very easy to knock their confidence if you don't get it right early on.

I personally would work on Cody's reactivity first, possibly with a behaviourist/trainer, and then decide if a puppy is the right way to go. It might be easier to find an older, stable dog who will be less impressionable if Cody finds it hard. I would also consider a foster first, in case it doesn't work out. You can do this with a rescue, you can't if you buy a puppy.

I'm not at all saying I'm sure it wouldn't work, more that there are risks that have to be considered, particularly from the pup's point of view.


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Post by -Ian- on Tue Apr 25 2017, 18:34

I think I would work on Cody's reactiveness before getting a pup, as like Liz says, it's not so easy rehoming if it doesn't work out.

Afraid I don't know if White Staffies are more prone to allergies i dont know


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