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No one should embrak on ownership of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier without the consideration of his responsibilities in training the dog. The real Stafford needs firm handling and control.He carries a good deal of the bulldog in his mental make-up,stubbornness and a strong individuality being at least two typicalcharacteristics to be contended with in training. Any dog, unless he is a complete imbecile, can be trained to produce a pleasurable companion and make a welcome addition to any family circle.

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

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Too many owners are inclined to permit their pets to misbehave, often quite outrageously, to their own and others, discomfort.A badly behaved dog reflects on his owner's training ability,and neither dog nor master enjoy a companionship that could so easily be made pleasant. The first rule in the dog training is to understand your Stafford and make sure that he understand and trusts you.You can train a dog by force, but it is not to be recommended,neither is it comparable to natural training methods.The latter system entails studying a dog's habits and instincive behaviour and employingthem to advantage when teaching him.

  

          

 

 

 

 

 

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This is not only kinder than training by force, but it is easier for you and the dog and achieves results quicker. You must make a friend of your pupil and it is always simpler to begin serious training with a yToungster of say five or six months than with a mature animal.On theother hand, a lot of groundwork can be got in before this, and you should start elementary principles as soon as your new puppy arrives home.Remember, the wild dog learned things from his pack-mates,they from their leader.The domestic Stafford has no leader, so you must be his leader and teach him.He will be gratified at what he learns and will want to please you. Always utilise this tendency to your own advantage,and remember that a dog trains best when he is hungry.

 

 

 

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And responds well to a moderate tone of voice. Never shout at him,for then he will react unfavourably and may lose confidence in you, which will take time to replace.Keep your words of command to monosyllables or terse orders.Lengthy instructionis usually incomprehensible to a dog and is liable to confuse him, slowing up his progress. This usual training required for a dog about the house is elementary. FIrst,he must learn the meaning of the word (NO) He will need to be house-clean,to come,sit,lie down,and keepto heel and,in fact to be completely under his owner's control.

 

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He will need also some encouragement in guarding the home, although many Staffords do this instinctively, but often not until they are in their second year. Make up your mind that you will not lose your temper with the dog and begin with the word "NO''. Even the youngest puppy should be taught the meaning of this. Prepare a rolled-up newspaper and keep it handy.When the puppy does something he shouldn't, scold him and give him a tap with the newspaper,at the same time saying  *NO*.The newspaper will make a bit of crack but it will not hurt him.Usually,a few such lessons in *NO*, with applied newspaper, have a good effect and it will not be long before only the word of command is wanted and the newspaper can be thrown away. 

 

 

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