my american staffie is making us a prisoner in our own home
My 4 month old american staffie pup cries barks and howls when myself and my partner go out.
My other staffie does not do this, never has, what can i do?
Hi Mand All puppies are different, and it sounds as though your young one has some separation anxiety issues. He's acting out because he's scared and over anxious when you leave him. This isn't terribly unusual, and if corrected early on you he should overcome it.
I'd strongly recommend that you read my Separation Anxiety In Your Dog page, and the other articles/pages it links to. That way you will understand why your little guy acts this way, and find lots of tips and advice on helping him overcome it.
It will take a bit of time and patience, but I'm sure that he will learn that he doesn't need to behave this way. The flip side of this behavior trait is often a very affectionate dog, which is the silver-lining. Give him lots of love, but use the tips and techniques from my pages and this should pass. Best of luck.