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Our cockapoo is around 18 months old and we are finding it difficult to get him to settle at night time. He paces, scratches the carpets excessively, gets snappy and bites the sofa. We are finding it difficult to relax together in the evening. We’ve had a behaviourist come and see him and are yet to have any successes.

we are trying our best to make sure he has plenty of exercise although he does have hip dysplasia. He does lots of sniffing and plays lots of games for mental enrichment.

He sleeps in his crate as it’s the only way to get him settled.
 

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Thanks for your reply! I’m going to give this a try. Do you recommend any good activity toys? He has a Kong and we often hide treats for him to find!

He’s been on onsior and Gabapentin and we haven’t noticed much of a difference in his behaviour.

He seems to find it difficult to relax in the evenings only, even if he’s had a busy day. The scratching is starting to damage the carpet and he will bite the sofa too! It feels like a switch has been pressed at 7pm. We are finding it impossible to sit down together in the evening because one of us needs to watch him!
 
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