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  1. As cleptogrey suggested put another dog bed out for her and if possible at the other end of the room and leave the crate door open. If you don't need to shut her in it for safety reasons take the door off. Let her come out when she's ready and as Time4ANap says, take her out as soon as she's finished feeding. Greyhounds have a tendency to take a step backwards in their behaviour as they try and work out their new world. They want to understand what every noise is and where it comes from before accepting it as safe. Grace would walk quite happily for the first week after I got her then she
  2. I have found something even more exciting than a squirrel to Grace. She bounced around with pleasure, ears up and eager to run after it. Luckily she was on her lead otherwise it might have needed a premature pit stop. It was a..... ....remote control green car being driven very quickly around the local park. I think it was the noise of the electric motor as well as the speed it was moving that took her back to BCP (Before Couch Potato)
  3. You might find this video useful from Battersea Dogs Home. Use the technique shown when yours starts to pull towards other dogs, cats, squirrels etc.
  4. The usual first sign is limping on hard surfaces but not on soft although I don't think it's as obvious on the back feet. A small dark dot appears first which is easier to see if the pad is brushed with a damp toothbrush then as it grows it becomes a hard lump. The chances are she's trodden on something sharp or salt from the road has irritated a cut.
  5. My first thought was....You're brave....taking on a young greyhound. Make sure you're stocked up on chocolate because you're going to need the sugar rush to keep up with him I would give him a couple of more days to settle in before deciding to get a crate. If you do use a crate you don't have to shut the door, just use it so he has a sheltered safe space he can go to. I second the use of bitter apple to help stop the chewing of things he shouldn't but make sure he has plenty of things he can chew and I would start alone training sooner rather than later so he doesn't get used to the
  6. Does she have her kibble dry or with water? She might have just eaten her food too quickly and swallowed that much air it made her sick. If it's just one paw she's licking it could have been damaged by the ice and the salt into the cut wouldn't help. There is a chance she's developing a corn. Grace often licks the paw with corns after a walk.
  7. If you haven't got a photo editor download GIMP https://www.gimp.org For instructions on how to reduce the photo size go to https://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=282942&p=1888162 and scroll down to where it says Reducing Images with GIMP. Reduce you picture file size to under 61kB
  8. Good advice from 1Moregrey. Also include not giving your hound titbits when preparing food or feeding him/her when you are eating. Don't be surprised if your new hound doesn't do anything for the first few days and let them come to you when they are ready. Grace ignored me for the first two days apart from eating and going to the loo.
  9. I think you have answered your own question. You have not failed it's just for some reason he's not right for you and your family. Your family's safety comes first and you would never forgive yourself if he went further and seriously hurt someone and then had to be put to sleep.
  10. If she's OK with sleeping in the living room and with you closing the door behind you then there is a good chance she will quickly get used to being left alone. Leaving the TV or radio on quietly is a good idea. I did that with Grace for the first few weeks at night (she also sleeps in the living room) and when I went to work. I also got a cheap webcam from Amazon to see what she was doing when left alone. It was one of the most boring videos ever. She would eat her treats from her Kong, a quick mooch about then fall asleep on the sofa, only occasionally moving to change which side she wa
  11. I've found their phone number on Google if you want to try phoning them. +1 303-522-5911
  12. Grace doesn't steal food despite unintentional opportunities presenting themselves . I'm a great believer in not giving her treats or leftovers during meal times, while preparing food or even a crisp when I'm having some. She gets a couple of half gravy bones (treats come in two's so I break one in half) two or three times a day, anything else goes in her food bowl ready for her next meal. Putting her into a crate when you leave her is not mandatory and you have to be careful she doesn't start to associate the crate with something bad is about to happen. Get yourself ready but don't pay a
  13. The old adage is to have a dog that is the opposite sex to the owner. Whether that is true or not you'll find arguments both proving and disproving it. Also generally male greyhounds are more clingy than females. Toileting depends on the dog, it's training, the owner and how clear it's "I need to pee" signals are. A set routine for meal times and toileting opportunities are the best defence against accidents. I'm lucky when I got Grace as she had only been in the adoption kennels a short time off the track and she knew not to mess in the house without any training from me. In the 2
  14. Enigma and greyhounds go together like greyhounds and sofas I don't know how long you've had her or how long this has been going on, but having done a quick Google search of "Dogs gag when drinking water" the most common reason seems to be Kennel Cough but I guess as you've already had the vet look at her he would have noticed that. I would be wary of giving her Gatorade as it contains Acesulfame K, a cancer causing sweetener. It might be a condition you both have to live with and hopefully she'll grow out of it.
  15. Grace gags occasionally too. Are you using a raised stand for her water and food bowls?
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