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Post by Harrys04 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 18:36

Hello everybody,we have a 3 year old staffie cross bull mastif who we got from a rescue centre 2 years ago,he is the perfect dog when we are at home but when we are at work or out the house he gets ridiculously stressed,we have recently moved House and we’ve had under the stairs converted into a dog House cage type this he’s got all his toys and comfy bedding,we have tried to make it a positive area for him and when we are home he will happily take himself in there and lay down,As I said earlier when we go out he just goes from 0-100 he pants really fast and will dribble everywhere to the point we are literally mopping the floor when we get home he tears his beds up and just recently he’s started the claw at and gnaw on the wood inside the house!,it’s soooo frustrating,before we moved he was absolutely fine!,he doesn’t bother when we are home even when we go up to bed he is fine!,we leave the radio on for him to try and drown out any outside noise too,we’ve got the adaptil plug in and a tight stress relief jumper for him,I’m just wondering if anybody knows of any thing we can try to just make him realise we are coming home and not to get so stressed to the point he’s gnawing wood!!.any advice would be appreciated!!thankyou,harry Smile

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Post by -Ian- on Fri Nov 24 2017, 19:23

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Post by -Ian- on Fri Nov 24 2017, 19:27

Hi & Welcome to the Forum from Flo and me Big Grin

Sounds like you've covered almost everything to make things less stressful. I have 3 suggestions:-

1. A good walk before you leave him, a tired dog will sleep.
2. Some items of clothing that you've all worn with your scent on. Obviously not your Sunday best.
3. Time. How long have you been in the new home? It could be that the move has really unsettled him and it'll just take time for him to settle


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Re: Advice for my stressed staffie!

Post by Harrys04 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 19:36

Hi Ian,we tend to take him for a walk first thing before work then at about 2 when my missus finishes Work and then again before we go to bed,we have him Ellie’s dressing gown which he loved for about 2 days then he dertoyed it!!,we have only been moved in a month so early days,we was previously at Ellie’s parents and they do have another dog so maybe he is lonely?stabbing in the dark trying to figure it out!!

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Re: Advice for my stressed staffie!

Post by LizP on Fri Nov 24 2017, 19:53

Hi and welcome from me and mine wave

This is classic separation anxiety. We've got in information sheet on it that may be of some help

https://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/t66717-separation-anxiety

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Post by -Ian- on Fri Nov 24 2017, 20:03

He could be missing the other dog as company too. It is early days and the info at the link Liz posted should help also


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Post by Harrys04 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 20:06

Thankyou liz a lot of that makes sense,it’s just going to take time and Pateince to train him I guess!

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Post by Harrys04 on Fri Nov 24 2017, 20:08

I’ve seen some herbal tablets for dogs that are supposed to reduce stress is there anything anyone can recommend?

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Re: Advice for my stressed staffie!

Post by LizP on Fri Nov 24 2017, 20:23

I've met a couple of people who've tried varlerian based tablets but with no great success. I guess I'd say give them a go, you never know, but maybe don't shell out too much or pin your hopes on them.


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