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    How to Train Staffordshire Bull Terriers

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Staffordshire Bull Terriers are fun, loving and enthusiastic dogs despite their appearance. You have to remember that although some Staffordshire Bull Terriers are bred as fighting most are kind and gentle family pets. Despite their small size a Staffordshire bull terrier is very strong but fits in as a polite member of the household. When buying Staffordshire bull terrier puppies for sale you must go to a reputable breeder to make sure your puppy is pure bred. This article will give you a few tips on how to make your Staffordshire bull terrier the perfect family member. 


    Staffordshire Bull Terrier Training Tips


    • First you need to begin by making a routine for your Staffordshire bull terrier when he is a puppy. You should always begin training young before bad habits have a chance to develop. Staffordshire Bull Terriers like to know what is going to happen next and can become nervous if their routine changes and things become unpredictable. 

     

    • Staffordshire bull terriers like to have chew toys meant for large dogs like rope. These dogs have strong jaws and you will find that they destroy smaller toys quickly and you run the risk of them swallowing parts of toys they destroy. If you do not provide chew toys then you might find they turn on your furniture because they enjoy chewing. 

     

    • You need to start training your Staffordshire bull terrier when he is a puppy to walk correctly when on a lead. These dogs are strong enough to pull the lead out of your hand if they wanted to so you have to show them who is boss and fast. If the Staffordshire bull terrier starts to pull then stop walking correct him and do not continue walking until the pulling stops. 

     

    • Do not allow your Staffordshire bull terrier to play bite, jump up or growl at anyone as these are dominant dog behaviours and it is important that your dog understands it is not the boss. 

     

    • You need to socialise Staffordshire bull terriers when they are young. If you notice play fighting getting too much then correct this behaviour immediately. Make sure your praise your Staffordshire bull terrier when he sees dogs and doesn’t chase after them. 
     

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