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Thread: Staffy x Rotti - Shepparton area - Urgent

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    Default Staffy x Rotti - Shepparton area - Urgent

    Separation anxiety, escapes from crates, runs, house, jumps five foot fences. Would like another dog as a friend but will fight for attention. Lovely natured, friendly, great with kids, loves running off lead, travels well in the car. Obedient.

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    Is this your dog?

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    There is nothing like enough information in this post. Do you want to find a home for the dog or a friend?

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    A dog that is that bad an escape artist should not be rehomed.

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    Honestly save her the hassle of being bounced around between homes and take her to the vet to be put to sleep. It is what will most likely happen anyway after she gets dumped at the pound by the next owners because they can not handle her behavioural issues... Unless of course you are willing to try and train it out of her or find someone who is able to.

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    I was just involved in a bit of a b!tch fight on a rescue carers FB page over a similar case. A 5yo staffy x that revealed himself as an obsessive fence jumper after he got rehomed after a short time in foster care. His new parents can't deal with it. The rescue organisation's decision makers said the dog would have to be pts if returned because there are no carers with the capacity to house an escape artist. And I would think also because even if they could find a foster carer, it is going to be incredibly hard to find someone willing to deal with a dog with such ingrained problem behaviour. The dog's previous foster carer was outraged at this decision. But this one dog would take up the same resources that could save a few without such serious issues, if you know what I mean.

    I personally have never heard of anyone successfully training a dog out of escaping. Sometimes changes in routine, working on separation anxiety, more exercise and training and what not may make the dog less determined. But then it may not at all. So usually the only way to manage this is to turn the backyard into a fort and be ever vigilant. If you can prevent them from escaping for a considerable period, they may also get less determined to try. Or not...

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    I would go the PTS route. Thousands of dogs need rehoming. Without issues. This escapologist with seperation anxiety: too hard basket in a very powerful dog.

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    Bella use to be an excaper. Putting her in a 6ft wire pen when ever we left the house solved that and she hasn't done it in a very long time and we never use the pen anymore.

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    A dog that jumps the fence is one thing, but this dog sounds a lot worse than that, if the description is anything to by. Escaping from runs, crates and the house probably can only happen if he is in a panic and doesn't care about his own safety. Tough case...
    Last edited by Beloz; 10-11-2013 at 09:05 PM.

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    All sorted, thanks for your input.

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