Here are my personal Staffordshire Bull Terrier caring tips:
- One of the best Staffordshire Bull Terrier Caring tips I can give you is to be patient! It will be tested, especially when training Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies. Dog toilet training can be especially draining as you rush around clearing up behind him, house training a puppy can take time! Remember to praise what he does right, and ignore what he does wrong.
- If you are going to keep more than one Staffie, make sure it’s not two males. With two male Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs there is a good chance that sooner of later they will have a “difference of opinion”, and after that point they may not get on well again. If you do have two male Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs, don’t leave them alone unsupervised.
- The best time to start training Staffordshire Bull Terriers is when they are young. While it’s not true that you can’t teach teach an old dog new tricks, puppy dog training is preferable. You’ll want to start your Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy training as soon as possible.
- Socialise your Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy as much as possible. Training will be much easier as dogs learn how to behave from each other. Take him to a local dog training class and all the training pups can teach each other. There should be a dog training course near you.
- Unless you have a very aggressive dog training him yourself is achievable. Staffies are not naturally aggressive so if you start training him while he is a puppy you should be fine. If, for whatever reason, your Staffordshire Bull Terrier is aggressive you should get some professional dog training. Residential dog training isn’t cheap, but sometimes it is necessary.
- One thing about Staffordshire Bull Terriers is they are separation anxiety prone dogs. Get him used to being left alone for just a few minutes at a time at first, then gradually increase the duration. Do not make a fuss of him when you leave or arrive home.
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have lots of energy, so an important dog training tip for them is to make sure they get lots of exercise! Take him for a walk a couple of times a day for easy dog training.
- Mental exercise is important too, and dog trick training a Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a good idea. Start slowly though, one trick at a time, making sure he has it before moving onto another one. Practice all the tricks he knows regularly to keep your dog trained.