Q: my naughty staffy
hi i have a 15 month old female staffy that seems to become more & more naughty eveyday, shes started ripping things up & snapping at people, im not sure what the cause is, mayb its because thers other animals around, all i know is im getting feed up. can u help plz
Answer: my naughty staffy
Staffys are super devoted dogs to their owners, and can be protective. Couple this with the endless energy of the Terrier and here may lay your problem. I think you will need to find the fine line of 'dominate' ownership and handling, mixed in with lots of socalisation with other pooches. All the Staffys I know have huge beautiful personalities, but even thought they never cause problems, I do need to be very firm and clear with them. Give them a meter and they will take a mile. I suggest maybe some group training sessions which can generally be found if you contact your local council. Give pooch her own area within the house where she can be her, and make sure she knows what ever is yours is off limits. Set aside special play time with her each day, along with regular walks / dog park visits. Get her in to a routine, which encourages lots of one on one interaction with yourself.