Posted: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 4:46 PM Quote
Hello :) 

I'm just looking for some advice on our staffy. He is 4 this month and has all of a sudden been acting out.

We have been living in our house for 2 1/2 years and now he's started trying to get out. He managed to push through the corner of our garage door and squeeze through about a 15cm wide gap while scratching his face on the metal. We put a latch on there so he wouldn't be able to do it again and he some how opened the latch and got out, so we built a wall in the garage with a standard door. My partner came home today to find that the new door has been badly scratched as if he was trying to get out again and also on the side fences where we put bamboo lining so he couldn't jump out, has tried to be ripped off.
 
It's very unlike him to be like this. He is walked often, we have another dog as well and he has toys. He also sleeps inside with us so i'm not sure that it's to do with not getting attention or being bored.
 
Does anyone have any suggestions why he would be acting like this or what we can do to stop him?
 
Thanks in advance