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do all breeds respond the same to stress?

i had changed my gating system in the kitchen for django 2 weeks ago and every time i would return, he had a stress poop in the pantry. i didin't think this was such a drastic change but every day, he'd poop, even if he pooped 2 hours prior. plus he would bark like crazy when i returned. new behavior.

i thought enough was enough and went back to the old gating system, and wouldn't you know it, no more poop! he's has also mastered the pee pee pads! right on target! well, the first one is, the second one is a hit or miss.

i'm amazed how sensative these guys are. the slightest change can be so stressful for them. is this just a hav trait or do you think other breeds resopond the same way. or is it the hav owner who is more sensative to this? i have friends who have small dogs and if they want to make a change, they make it regardless of how it affects the dog.
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I don't know but I think that every dog is different no matter what the breed. Just like people react differently to stress. Stella is very laid back and changes don't seem to bother her much at all.

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I think every dog is diffrent and you have to find what works best for the both of you. Then if you have more than one dog is gets much more complicated!
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I have only experience with the Havs. Benji and Lizzie are sensitive to changes. They love the routine we have. My DH and I like to stick to a routine too. So I guess the pups have been trained to it. When we have houseguests, visitors, Benji and Lizzie sure miss the usual routine. It is so funny, they whine a little when the company leaves, and then the very next thing they do, is the RLH for having the house for themselves again!

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Roscoe is really laid back and doesn't mind change at all, Maddie is a little more picky and doesn't like it when you move things around. My childhood dobie couldn't have cared less about changes, as long as you didn't move her bed!

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Desilu couldn't care less about changes. He has the most type-B personality I've ever seen in a dog. My border collie on the other hand has the classic type-A personality (typical to BC's) and cannot deal with change. I don't think that the terriers even notice change since they simply do whatever they want whenever they want regardless of what I do. LOL

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