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by Eita
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Can you explain what you mean by a firm hand? Hi all of you, Egon is doing pretty well. In fact, only in a few days he calmed down. But I have been studying more, listened to your hints, and there are many things to do! "Firm hand": mainly trying to calm him down, without force. Keeping h...
by Eita
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Hi all of you!!! So grateful for your advice and I/we are taking it all in. Egon is doing really well, better all the time. He is also such a baby, and so new to us! And so different from other pups I have known. But Allison s advice is good and I think the one to apply, so far. We are really gentle...
by Eita
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Oh, nothing nicer than a round, warm belly which wants to be scratched!! EA has had her tummy up since she was a baby:). But Egon is different. He seems friendly and social enough, but detests physical contact. , He hates being on the lap, especially tummy up. Almost any physical contact and he star...
by Eita
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Hi, yes tummy up might be stressful, but we insist on calming him down, holding him firmly. I wish there were puppy classes in the country where we live - it´s even hard to find normally socialized and sane dogs here, in general!!! And we would so much want to socialize him, both with other animals ...
by Eita
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Hi, I have heard of many mothers killing their pups, but I thought it was stress?? Our pup is doing fine. He is social, friendly, curious and lively. But he doesn´t like affection too much and often starts snarling and growling. We alwways take him up on the lap tummy up, until he calms down. He has...
by Eita
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Hi, I will look into that, thanks. No, I know next to nothing about his background. The only thing I was told was that the mother started killing the pups (=stressed??) and that was the reason why the pups were sold early. Oh yes, totally agree, should be with his litter! But EA is a subsitute; he a...
by Eita
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Hi, yesterday something special happened. All of a sudden we had a pit pup in the house. He is 7 weeks old and comes from a short stay in a home with children with astma (why they got him in the first place, don´t ask me). Our impression after less than 24 hours: extremely bold and outgoing, curious...
by Eita
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!

I could agree with you - BUT. EA is extremely obedient with my husband and there has never been an issue. She is obedient with me as well, but we have had issues = always on a leash with me. In this country there are no laws about pitbulls.
by Eita
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Saving Molly
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Saving Molly

We went to visit Molly, see how she was. She was overwhelmed about being with us. She is taken ok care of, but spends lots of time alone. After we left she didn't leave her couch for two days. We are considering a new home for her. We can't have her - her sister and she would kill each other. Oh, wh...
by Eita
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Saving Molly
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Saving Molly

Hi Jamie, thanks for your encouraging post! Molly woke up well - happy, hungry and with just a little puddle of piss. I actually adopted her mother Canela when she was 2 years old. And Canela never really got used to any other person after that. She adored my hushand, but it wasn´t the same. I hope ...
by Eita
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Saving Molly
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Saving Molly

I am EA´s mum. I used to be Canela´s mum - the mother of EA - but she passed away a year ago. Now I am temporarily the mum of EA´s sister Molly, from the same litter, both girls. We gave Molly away to a very good, seemingly dog-loving friend, when Molly was about 9 weeks old. Everything seemed to be...
by Eita
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!

Hi, Aldo is not returning after all... First we got extremely sad - we had looked so much forward to it! Talked about the walks, the training issues, how good it would be for both dogs. How demanding for us. But I am now visiting my parents-in-law and after a visit at the clinic, they changed their ...
by Eita
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: EA has Osteochondritis - any experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

Re: EA has Osteochondritis - any experiences?

Hi,
I have only seen a slight limp once in about two months. I wouldn't opt for surgery. That implies a big risk for the dog and she would have to rest for another 6 weeks.
by Eita
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!

And Nichole: seems as if one of my answers to you wasn't subitted - thanks, I appereciate your advice.. I am pretty new with PB and Amstaff, but I have learnt a lot after 8 years - and I am learning more all the time!
by Eita
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Our enormous Amstaff is returning!

Curly - will check it out!
Thanks

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