Bart finds himself at WARS through no fault of his own. He is a typical bouncy, strong staffy who loves everybody. He has had plenty of training done in his former home and we continue to work with his to teach him calm behaviours here at the shelter. But make no mistake, Bart will be a hard project. He needs a home who be capable of dealing with a strong dog with powerful legs and the ability to jump 5 foot high. He is not a calm staffie who will be easy to walk and make everything easy. He will be a huge challenge. Bart finds everything in life very exciting, however, this excitement needs to be channeled in the correct way, or he can begin to show some undesirable behaviours such as jumping up, spring boarding of someones body and mouthing clothing. He is a very intelligent boy who does learn quickly, but he can also get bored quickly, so staff at the moment are trying different ways to manage him on walks as he can be very strong.
Bart will need a home with a home who are experienced with his breed and someone who is willing and able to continue the training that he has received up until now. He needs an owner who will be physically able to hold him and be okay with a dog that will mouth and will jump up at you. However, this will not be forever as the person rehoming this dog will learn what to do with him here at the shelter and continue training classes after rehoming him.
Staffies can be quite noisy dogs, they whine, pine and bark for attention. The new owner must have a suitable home environment where this is okay. Therefore he wouldn’t suit a flat or home in close proximity to others. Bart needs a home with someone who has patience to know that Bart isnt going to be perfect overnight. Not a week. not a month. It is going to hard work and perseverance to get him to become the dog he can be. He will be 100% worth it.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers typically love people and approach the world with an exuberant and enthusiastic attitude. They naturally enjoy training and games but can need some help to learn calmer behaviours.