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  1. Yes no injuries, and it doesn’t seem to be the jump itself but the vehicle.
  2. So I’ve been searching threads and seeing what folks have done to get their hound to get in the car, but mines a little different. Toffee is 85lbs and 7yrs, he retired and we’ve had him going on 3 years. When we got him from the foster he would get in a vehicle no problem. If he encountered an open car door he would get in it. About a year later he jumped into the back of a black suv cause he thought the lift gate was open and gave himself a pretty hard bump but no injuries. Since that time he is understandably anxious about vehicles. Generally we have to time a car ride to coincide wi
  3. When our grey first came to us he would pee on the floor as soon as he heard us return from being out. Whether excitement or a submissive response we weren’t sure. Luckily he got over it pretty quickly. We used a panty liner in a belly band which caught most of it. Realize that’s not much help for a lady grey.
  4. You might consider giving your dog something like compose (a treat that calms nerves it’s available at pet stores and on Amazon) about 30 minutes before you leave and establish a routine for leaving. Our dog knows when country music is turned on and a Kong is brought out we’ll be gone for a bit. Alone training is likely to help a lot. Greys are true creatures of habit and don’t like change. Good luck
  5. Our boy struggled with pudding poo for nearly a year. We give him olewo carrots and beets etc. switched him to farmers dog mixed with low protein kibble and fixed him right up. Also help with his weight and energy as well. Worm check first though.
  6. Our boy wanted to mark when he came to us. Belly bands and attentive house training soon stopped it. You can add a panty liner to the belly band so it will hold more if needed.
  7. Thanks for all the helpful advice. I’m just cautious as Toffey doesn’t adjust as easily as our previous pup (a rescue with a wide gene pool 🤡). We’re considering the vet because he’s familiar with the staff there as they do all his grooming as well. You’ve given some questions to ask when we discuss boarding and a test run of overnight or while we’re at work one day is a great idea.
  8. So we’ve had our 6 yo boy for nearly two years and he’s settled well. During this time we’ve not left him for longer than an average work day, and haven’t left him anywhere but here at home. He has the run of our house mostly and we have never crated him. My question is how do we begin getting him use to being left at a kennel overnight with the long term goal of being able to leave for a few days. We will likely use the vet he goes to regularly as they offer boarding. Any experience and advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.
  9. We used belly bands on our boy when we brought him home. He wouldn’t mark with it on. For the first few weeks we used a panty liner in his belly band for accidents. Are you letting him sleep in your room at night? Ours has a bed in the corner of our room where he sleeps. He may be having night accidents due to noise or something like a garbage truck etc that freaks him out. Also he might be cold and waking up. It’s still early days good advice about house training like a new puppy. Good luck
  10. We never crated our boy, like yours he was pretty distressed when we left and wanted to chew when he first came. We gated him into the utility room where his bowls are and there is a full view door to outside and no door into the great room which we gated. Put his bed, a Kong and a toy in with him and he learned to feel safe and that we’d return home. We used a belly band for marking, he occasionally had an accident but soon got into the routine. Mine is very much a creature of habit and soon adjusted and was comforted in the routine. Good luck
  11. Reading some of the responses has helped normalize my understanding of our guy. He’s a 85 lb cat. Comes over two or three times an evening for a scratch and a lean then sleeps, has a few minutes of zooms then sleeps, eats then sleeps...I think I detect a pattern.🤭
  12. You might try cheese whiz in the Kong to replace the peanut butter. We put dry treats in the Kong, seal the small end with the cheese whiz, then the big end gets sealed with a banana piece and cheese or a marshmallow and cheese whiz then freeze the Kong. With luck ours can clean it out in about 15minutes but the frozen yuck keeps him Licking for awhile. We gated our guy in a small room that had a full view exterior door and view into the great room instead of a crate. The gate was plastic so chewing wasn’t as big a problem. Also we left country music playing as he was use to that at t
  13. Ours had a marking issue. We used belly bands until he got use to the house being his kennel. Now a year later he doesn’t need them anymore, but we are vigilant when taking him to a strange house. Our vet said since he wasn’t neutered til he was 4 marking might be a hard habit to break but luckily he kicked it. Only gender thing I can think of. Other than our guy weighs 85lbs.
  14. Our hound acted like that with gastritis, flagyl and Prilosec worked in a day or two. Good luck.
  15. We’re lucky Toffee walks over and gives us the intense stare... if we don’t take him out he barks, he’s loud.
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