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Post by Jnestie84 on Thu Apr 27 2017, 06:51

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We are picking up an unwanted staffy xmas present before owners put her in rescue centre or worse today. She is similar age to Gus so about 6 months old. Our main concern is bed time. Do you think they will just collapse when tired or how can we calm them down for sleep? We understand it may take time for them to get used to or like one another but if they do should we let them sleep together or separate them? Any other tips also greatly received as this is all new to us!!

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Post by LizP on Thu Apr 27 2017, 08:05

Sorry... you want to be able to calm down staffie pups? Really... ? rolling on the floor

They should just settle down of their own accord but if they don't there's not a massive amount you can do to calm them. Make sure they've had a good blast in the evening, playing chase in the garden or something, and get them as tired as possible. Then cross your fingers!

My top tips for a multi-dog household - establish from the word go a feeding spot for each one. Each dog always gets their bowl there and they are not allowed to go to the other's bowl until he/she has moved away from it. Any actual squabbling over a toy or anything and the toy gets taken away. Make sure you distribute good things vaguely evenly to avoid jealousies.

And teach 'enough', which means stop playing now so we can hear ourselves think!



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Post by Jnestie84 on Thu Apr 27 2017, 08:11

Thanks Liz. We will post pics of the carnage later. We are between excited and terrified at the moment Big Grin
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Post by Mistys Mum on Thu Apr 27 2017, 08:52

Can't wait for the pics!!

An unwanted Christmas present. That made me so sad


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Post by -Ian- on Thu Apr 27 2017, 10:49

Wow... This is big news James, I think Liz has just about covered it all except for the first meeting between them can you arrange this for neutral ground? It should help Gus with any territory issue.

Btw, well done you two thumbs up


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Post by stella on Thu Apr 27 2017, 20:01

wow let the fun begin  dance dance


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Post by Jenc on Thu Apr 27 2017, 20:33

No peace for you now!!! Liz has given great advice, all I can add is Pics please Big Grin


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Post by -Ian- on Thu Apr 27 2017, 20:36

How's the little lady settling in James ?


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Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Apr 28 2017, 20:56

Sorry for the slow reply. Unfortunately things didn't pan out as we had hoped yesterday so we still just have one very very spoilt baby.


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Post by -Ian- on Sat Apr 29 2017, 01:20

Aww sorry to read that James Sad


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Post by LizP on Sat Apr 29 2017, 07:20

Oh that's a shame. Better to take it slowly and get it right than rush for the sake of it, though.


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Post by Jnestie84 on Sat Apr 29 2017, 07:26

It's a shame things didn't work out but we are so lucky to have Gus, so not all bad Smile


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Post by Jenc on Sat Apr 29 2017, 21:05

That's a shame but for the best for Gus if they didn't get on.


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Post by I❤dogs on Sun Apr 30 2017, 13:00

Sorry to hear that
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Post by Mia05 on Sun Apr 30 2017, 14:50

things should be ok in time you have an advantage that the dog is still young enough to be trained and socialised . do let us know how you get on gus is cute Love Struck

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Post by Jnestie84 on Sun Apr 30 2017, 18:10

I don't want to go into to much detail but we brought her home even though we knew we wouldn't be able to keep her ourselves. We just couldn't bear the thought of leaving her where she was. We took her to the vet to have her various problems checked over. I then managed to get her a place with a behaviourist/rehabilitation place. I have just been informed that she has a home to go to once she is in a fit state to leave. It was so sad as she was the sweetest little girl, but had to many issues for us to deal with, especially with our boisterous boy. Out of pocket but pleased she is getting the care she needs Smile


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Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 30 2017, 18:12

Ah what a shame but at least you've seen that she's well looked after now James Smile


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Post by LizP on Mon May 01 2017, 07:53

Sounds like that's a good thing you've done there. Well done you.


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