Yorkshire Terrier Q&A
I have a 7 month old american staffordshire. I can not leave him alone!! I have got a cage and he broke that. I have tried to take him alone but he has broke my window out of my car. I have chained him up, But he has broke the chains. Although i know i could use a stronger chain i have been trying to avoid chainning him outside cuz we cant keep dogs outside for long periods of time where we live. What can i do, I love him very much and dont want to get rid of him but dont know what to do
Excercise the dog MORE.... Take it to Obiedence training.... Spend The Proper amount of money for the correct dog supplies it needs or get a toy breed dog that are not so strong. American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit bull terrier are similar but are not the same. Good Luck.
You should never chain a dog outside, especially an AmStaff. Read up on positive reinforcement training & things like that. I have an American bulldog who is 3 before I got my 6mth old amstaff & the older dog was so bad. He'd run away almost everyday & didn't listen to anyone. I broke down & got him an electric collar that has a tone & shock option. I used the tone to teach him to come by using positive reinforcement, & the shock when he wouldn't listen or got out. He's been such a breeze these past few months. The puppy is learning from him. If you can't find anything else try the collar. Good luck!!
Strong training, and even more important being a strong pack leader. You might want to find someone to teach you how to do that with your AmStaff. They need a strong leader more than others.
My staff was crazy from 5months -10 months as well. At a year he really starting behaving. These dogs really need a lot of exersise and DO NOT like to be alone.