I have 2 Dogs that have rather weird neiches and thought i would start a post to help people with any troublesome pet problems they may be having.
Now i have 2 dogs a 3 year old female staffy x ridge and a 12 month old Staffy x lab and boy do they keep me on my toes. I have had puppy classes and professional 1 on 1 help have read all the self help sites and still have problems until i figure out what the cause is and yes it can be long and somewhat unusual but persistence is the key.
So anyway the Female staffy her name is SDandy and i have recently worked out she is scared of the dark (i know right!) We had an issue with her going wee on the carpet in the front room (as she is allowed to stay in at night in winter) well this was a every night occurance and she would wee then scratch on the bedroom door to wake me up (she is fully house trained) and i couldn't work out why this was happening.
I thought i would do an experiment and left the light on dim for a few nights and low and behold it all stopped she slept through not a peep and no wee.
Another problem i was having was digging she was a mad digger was constant tried everything for boredom, seperation, walking more, coming inside more, disipline,nothing would work i was going insane and my back garden was full of pot holes and my back lawn was no more. i finally worked out she wanted a marrow bone, not a toy not walks not company just a simple marrow bone once a week and the digging has stopped.
again it is all about watching your dog and finding out what seems to be there little traint.
Bad habbits can never be removed only replaced. and this is something i swear by as i thought that she was a bad dog but she just has her little traints