Staffordshire bull terrier training: Has your puppy got what it takes

by admin on March 2, 2012


Staffordshire bull terrier training is easy provided you start young and you establish who is actually the leader of your gang!

Not all staffy owners will find that their particular staff is going to be the next winner of Crufts obedience. Though 2008 if I recall did have one in the last 16.

If you are really serious about agility or obedience training start when they are a puppy. By assessing their potential before you even hand over the cash and take them home.

Each puppy will have a different temperament within the litter. If you’re considering purchasing a puppy based on its ability to train for agility, then you’ll want to do more than focus on one puppy test.

It often takes multiple tests to determine if a puppy has it in him to succeed with agility training. Not only can a one-time test mislead you into believing a puppy does not have what it takes to train successfully, but sometimes a puppy will display a characteristic one day that makes you feel he would adapt well to training, and yet it never surfaces again.

Testing for a puppy’s agility training potential has to be carried out by a trained professional who is experienced in this field. A professional will understand how to truly assess an entire litter equally.

That means giving each one the same chance to perform based on alertness, exact testing areas, hunger, and more. You can’t take one puppy who has just woken up from a nap and been fed test against a sleepy puppy who’s hungry because the attention of each dogs will be vastly different.

It’s best if the person giving you an assessment of your puppy’s potential for agility training is the same one raising the dogs on a daily basis. This gives the breeder an edge in seeing how the puppies’ personalities develop.

If you are the one raising a litter and want to pick out a puppy for agility training, watch their routines for signs of their potential. If there always one puppy who’s first in line for everything – the food or water bowl, the door to go outside, or the chance to get some attention from its handler.

You’ll want to choose a puppy that submits to your commands easily and doesn’t fight back or make it difficult during grooming sessions. These are the best puppy tests to determine if your little dog has it in him to continue agility training.

Other factors you’ll want to consider are how well the puppy jumps, since jumping is a key factor in agility training. Also can you stop it from jumping. We all know what staffys are like in being such a lovable breed.

You can look to the puppy’s parents for signs of whether this dog will handle jumping easily. Overall observation during a period of time longer than one session is required to determine is a puppy is suitable for agility training.

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