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Well I've been wanting to know if it's normal for a puppy to be very shy.. I had a Dobermann and he was not shy, not one bit, now I have an American stafford and she's shy but calm aswel, I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing, maybe I'm used from when I had my Dobermann.. And when playing time, balls she doesn't like neither she follows them, ropes or other things she like, she goes after them sniffs and comes back without it and well getting her to play with it is quite hard..
What should I do? I heard making improvised toys which can hold food or treats inside are great but how can I make one if it's really THAT good?
Thanks in advance!
 

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How long have you had the Staffy and how old is she? If you've had her less than a week, she may be getting used to things.
In contrast to Dobies, a Staffy is very people friendly. A young staffy may not chase or fetch, but an adolescent will chase anything that moves, including lasers... they love to play. You can buy a Kong or a Buster Cube for about $10, much more easily than building one.
 

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I had my doxie mix pup about four weeks before he started fetching (started at 12 wks), but even then he was sort of inconsistent. Now at 16 weeks he is doing it more reliably, but will just randomly stop and do something else instead.
 

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She's 3 months old, now she's been with me since the 21st of March, she's friendly towards other people, abit shy at first (normal) then she loosens up, will try the Kong or the Buster Cube, thanks!
 

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She needs socialization. As someone else recommended in a different thread of yours, enroll the puppy in a puppy kindergarden class and/or basic obedience class. The time to work on socialization is now, because she will learn those lessons more readily as a youngster.

As for whether shyness is a good thing or not...
In my experience, people tend to use the term as a euphemism for fear. I think most people naturally prefer more confident dogs.
 
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