Staffords & Dog Parks
My personal experience is that Staffords are tolerable, they will not start a fight, but they will certainly end it. It is best to be responsible and not allow any breed of dogs to experience a negative interaction. keeping in mind the strength and fearlessness of the Stafford. It is your responsibility to keep your dog out of these types of situations. Staffords are not dog park dogs. If you are looking for a dog, you can take to dog parks, dog beaches, and run-off leads; this is not your breed. You are responsible for understanding the dog you have at the end of your leash. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are extremely powerful, more powerful than we think. A well-bred Stafford is confident, well-rounded, socialized, and not dog-reactive.
An adult Stafford should have at least an hour a day of exercise or more depending on their energy level. Daily activities can include, walks, runs (at appropriate age), scent games/puzzles, tug of war, fetch, as well as swimming. There are many other activities that your Stafford’s may enjoy. I can no longer water the grass or hose anything down, without my Staffords jumping up and down at the water. When I turn the music on at the house, Raven knows its time to play! You really can make most activities fun with your Stafford, if you can keep up!
I take my dogs anywhere they are allowed. Even if it’s just a quick trip running errands or running to a family members house. I almost always have a dog with me in the back crate. They honestly, do not care where they are going as long as they are with you! My Staffords go out to eat with us, breweries, and shopping stores etc. As Stafford owners, we must be great ambassadors for our breed.
Flirt Poles are very fun and something most Staffords enjoy.
A Spring pole in your backyard attached to a tree or wooden pole is great back exercise for your Stafford and most Staffords enjoy the use of them.
Video-Raven spring pole
Toys & Chews – Gouhgnut, West Paw, and Kong are some brands of toys that I prefer for my Staffords. Keep in mind Nothing is indestructible for a Stafford (even if the packaging says so). I have had the most success with Goughnuts, my dogs have enjoyed the donut sizes and the sticks.