Obedience training a Staffy is simple enough. The younger
you start, the better and faster the training will be. Start house
training immediately as the pup comes home, then at around 10-14 weeks
obedience training can begin. Aggressive or violent training techniques
rarely work and are NOT recommended.
Due to their intelligence, Staffies can eventually be
trained to obey a large number of commands. Begin with the basics and
once those have been mastered, continue on to more involved commands. The
key early lessons are to Sit and Stay and then to "heel". This means to
walk on a leash close to you and on one side of you without pulling away.
With Staffy training, the basic reward training methods
are very effective.Only house-break training can sometimes take some
persistence. When not training, staffies really enjoy spending time with
the family, whether it be doing activities or just hanging out while you do chores or watch