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  1. Thank you so much for your response! It’s given me some direction on how to proceed and made me feel that it’s not a hopeless endeavor. I know I’ll refer back to it as well. Max is getting some nice pets right now during nap time rather than me trying to get 5000 chores done, which I can tell he appreciates. 😌
  2. This is a great idea. I heard from his adoption agency that he didn’t like being crated in the past, but in this situation it might make him feel safer.
  3. I think this might be best for safety. I agree with you that he’s not “misbehaving” through growling, it’s just scary to me because I don’t want him to reach his limit and he just seems to be getting grumpier and grumpier. Sometimes he’ll growl as soon as the toddler walks in the room, even if she’s nowhere near his space.
  4. I know - that would be ideal and we had it when the little one was not so active. We split the big living space in two with the gate, but kiddo needed more room to play and run, so the gate is typically open now and Max has our bedroom to go to which is safe and comfy, but isolated.
  5. Hi all, This is so tough to write about, and I’m a bit at my wit’s end! Needing some fresh perspectives. My hound Max is 7, we’ve had him for 4 years. My kiddo is one and a half. We’ve tried to teach good lessons about petting nicely and we always supervise their interactions. I feel like our house has become too small for them both (1500 sq feet, but 500 of it isn’t dog or toddler safe) and they are constantly vying for the same 1000 sq feet. The toddler LOVES Max, but this feels like a tough age where comprehension of how to be nice hasn’t really caught up. We had some issues
  6. Yikes. Thank you for your take on this, at least I’m not the only one going through this issue. We are putting up some temporary fencing ASAP.
  7. We’ve recently moved from an apartment in the city to a house in a more rural area. I’m used to limited space and leash laws, so is my greyhound Max. Our neighbors have three dogs and lately they’ve taken to letting them wander in the front yard, and whenever they see my dog they come running for us, until I yell and stomp and throw things to get them off my property. Not ideal. My boy is not good with non-greyhounds and would fight or bite a dog who ran up to him while he’s on leash. I’ve told the neighbor that he is not friendly to other dogs, but he doesn’t seem to care about his dogs possi
  8. That's encouraging! After those two meetings I am definitely leaning more towards another boy, but we still have a ways to go before formally adopting our 2nd and we hope to look at quite a few more greyhounds.
  9. Hi all! We have been discussing possibly adding another greyhound to our home and are in the process of vetting a few candidates. Today, we met a little black and white spotted girl, who Max seemed to like, but she would relentlessly snark at him whenever they were close enough to sniff. (She whipped her head around to snap at him twice during mutual butt sniffs). I'm assuming this reaction is NOT a great sign of compatibility. We also met a brindle boy that sniffed Max politely, but didn't seem terribly interested one way or the other. Is it too much to hope for more of a visible reaction tha
  10. Not at the moment. We've been out of town, then dealing with some health issues of the human variety, so I haven't been too much in touch with my friend who has Miles. I will definitely update if I hear any news about him pertaining to this, though!
  11. Thanks for the advice - sorry to hear that you lost Fenway at a relatively young age, but I'm sure he gave you a lifetime's worth of good memories. I'm going to continue encouraging my friend to pursue the medical problem route and I hope she listens to all of the great feedback I've gotten from everyone.
  12. My friend adopted through Royal Hounds - my boyfriend and I adopted through GPI, so I'm familiar with the organization, but my friend isn't. She told Royal Hounds about the problems she was having with Miles and they told her to get the bloodwork done. All that vet was willing to do was another urine culture. My friend lives in North Seattle, almost as far as Shoreline. I'll recommend Lien Animal Clinic to her for sure, thank you. I really think she needs a better vet. The car accident happened about a month after his adoption - my friend dropped his leash to break up a dog fight (sh
  13. My friend's tripod grey has worked up to hikes with us over 2 miles long she may be just fine! Best wishes to your girl.
  14. Ugh. Frustrating news. The vet refused to do the full blood panel, stating that she doesn't think it's necessary, as Miles seems to be overall healthy and not "dribbling" urine. She thinks it is a behavioral issue.
  15. New update: Miles' owner is taking him back to the vet this week to get a full blood panel/check for cancer. Hopefully we should have an answer soon.
  16. It's hard to say because he was hit by a car only a month after my friend adopted him. He was really still just getting acclimated to life as a pet. He definitely has had a hard start to home life, but now he is happy as a clam and loves to run and play with all other dogs.
  17. I'm not positive if she went out with him or not, but I know Miles isn't a marker from experience (we have been on many walks together with our two hounds). He just has one big pee and is done until the next one, whereas Max has a bladder of steel but marks (outdoors, not indoors, thank goodness!) like crazy. So Miles' indoor accidents are full pees as well. It happens often when she is home with him. I don't think he suffers from separation anxiety or that that is a trigger for his urination - he's peed right in front of me, my boyfriend, our greyhound, and our friend, and I hear about more
  18. Just a little update - Miles' owner is still having trouble with him peeing indoors, so I gave her the tip you all suggested of keeping him on a leash when she is home with him to help him learn a routine and so she can learn his warning signs better. Hopefully this will help. Unfortunately, she says he is home alone for much of the day and she doesn't want to crate him because 1. she thinks it's cruel to leave him in his crate all the time, and 2. he's peed in his crate many times. The good thing is that she contacted her adoption agency after he peed indoors again yesterday while sh
  19. OMG! Haha that is too funny. I hope she was not too upset about the rug! Thank you so much for the advice. I feel like I have a bit of a plan now if a Miles visit is unavoidable in the future. PS - Lee and my boy Max would have been half-brothers! He is an Oswald Cobblepot pup as well.
  20. This is the type of response I've been hoping for this whole time, thank you! Your girl sounds very similar to Miles - subtle signs and not understanding needing to "hold it". This is kind of a silly request, but when you say "house training 101", could you outline that step by step? I just want to make sure we aren't missing anything that could help Miles and his owner out. (The pressure is kind of on as our friend keeps asking if she can bring Miles over and doesn't want to visit us without him, aaahhhh!)
  21. I will suggest this to her - thank you! Does anyone know of a good Greyhound vet in the North Seattle area?
  22. Yes, Miles has been to the vet and gotten checked out for at least basic tests (UTI, diabetes). Not sure if they did tests for a kidney infection or not, but his owner doesn't want to pursue further testing at this point for something like Cushings because her dog is so young. Since this is the case, I'm hoping it's behavioral and that there is something we can do to help besides restricting water, as that doesn't seem to be helping the underlying issue.
  23. Just a little update on the peeing - we haven't had Miles over to our house since I first made this thread, but apparently he has been peeing indoors at home according to our friend if she doesn't restrict his water. I can't help but be concerned about this being a medical issue even though he's had urine tests done already. Should a healthy dog need to have water restricted? Or has anyone had difficulty with potty training up to 9 months after adoption?
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