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Staffy climbing fence

Hi We have and 18 month old male staffy. About 3 months ago he started climbing out fences to get out, it wasnt all that regularly, so we got got him desexed to try and stop the behaviour but it hasn't helped. He does it whether we are home or if we are out. He is a very calm sweet natured dog and we don't know why he is doing this. We also have a 5 year old female staffy who isnt interested at all in trying to get out. Any help or advice would be much appreciated
Posted: 30/12/2012

Staffy climbing fence, Burwood (VIC)
Escapism is very often related to leadership issues - it can be the dog suffering from separation anxiety, or believing it needs to be the leader and therefore get out and go hunting. He is now nearly mature and therefore reacts like an over-confident 18 year old. This needs to be addressed as it will get worse, and may even start to include more than scaling the fence. Suggest you raise the fence level and get professional help with addressing the issue.
Posted: 30/12/2012

 

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