Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a clever active breed and they can make fabulous students, learning everything from obedience exercises, to tricks to dog sports like agility. They excel at interactive toys and love playing games with their owners. While they may not enjoy training classes because of the proximity of other dogs, if you find a trainer who understands this surprisingly sensitive breed, you will be amazing at just how much these dogs love training.
They must be taught to walk on a lead and hardness, and early and ongoing socialisation is important. This socialisation should focus on teaching them to pay attention to their owner in the presence of other dogs – not to go and play with them.