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  1. Welcome Sully. Another black hound joins the Grey Talk pack. Where did he race?
  2. Is it mostly when your daughter comes downstairs that makes him react this way? Does she walk down differently to the rest of you? As zimsmom suggested, call the adoption group and let them know you have an ongoing problem. It might be that they might have to take him back because you can't have a dog that threatens a member of your family. It is not a failure on your part and there will be another greyhound which will be more suitable.
  3. Greyhounds seem to go through a honeymoon period when you first get them and everything seems fine then they realise they don't understand this strange new world they find themselves in and freeze until they make sense of it. Yours seems to have taken longer than most to get to that stage. They do get over it with time, patience and a sense of humour. Can you take him to a local park when it's quiet so there are fewer noises and people for him to cope with? Search these forums for for statuing for advice and solutions.
  4. I wonder if something happened that frightened him one evening? It could be something as simple as a door slamming as your daughter came into the room, or raised voices and he's trying to protect you. You could try coming into the room with your daughter in the evening so he sees she's not a threat to you. Good luck and I hope you find the answer as he sounds a wonderful hound otherwise.
  5. You don't find out that if you want a dog don't get a greyhound until it's to late and you find your sofa taken over by impossibly long legs and your ideas on what life would be like with a "dog" is turned upside down, but now you wouldn't have it any other way. They also don't tell you about gas
  6. The obvious answer is don't leave food where she can reach it. Then start to adapt the "leave it" command by giving her a reward when she does instead of throwing treats at her as a distraction. Start by doing it on something you know she will leave on command and give her a reward straight away.
  7. I agree with ramonaghan and MerseyGrey. Continuing to punish him long after the event is lost on him. Put it down to a communication breakdown and a learning experience but continue as before the incident but don't put yourselves in the same situation again.
  8. It's impossible to know what causes greyhounds to suddenly take exception to something. Perhaps there was a loud noise just as the shadow of the fan went across his face. The quick solution is not to use the ceiling fan and get a fan that stands on the floor. The long term solution is don't use the ceiling fan for a few days. Then switch on the ceiling fan but be ready to turn it off as soon as he shows signs of distress. Don't react to him by comforting him while he's showing signs of distress as he'll think he's getting rewarded for being scared, but calmly turn the ceiling fan off and sit down and have a treat ready when he's settled down . Hopefully overtime he'll get desensitised
  9. Has the fan started to make a different noise? Perhaps the bearing is starting to go and it's emitting a high pitched whine which we might not be able to hear.
  10. I can't take all the credit as it's what I've gleaned from reading the more experienced members posts over the last two years. But thank you anyway.
  11. Grace stood pouting at me at my friends house. I thought she wanted to go for a wee, but no, as soon as I stood up from the sofa she jumped up onto my seat. It was my turn to pout at her
  12. You could be right about him sensing your pregnancy and the changes caused by the COVID pandemic. Perhaps subconsciously and understandably he's getting less or different attention and he's sensing he might be loosing his place in the pack and wants to remind you that he's still here. Unfortunately I don't have any solutions as I have no experience of your situation. Hopefully other's who have experienced the same problem will be more helpful
  13. I agree with the above. Time and patience and he'll start to understand his new world. It's a natural reaction on your part to comfort him when he seems scared but don't. Don't say things like "It's alright" and "Whose a good boy" and giving him a cuddle or stroking him etc. as that will reinforce that he's right to be scared. Ignore any scary noises, carry on with what you were doing and then give him a treat when he's calmed down again.
  14. Greysmom is right. Some greyhounds take longer than others to adjust to their new world. It took Grace nearly two years and she still surprises me occasionally. Go on with your lives without paying much attention to her and let her get used to you and your goings on. If she's going to the toilet in your yard/garden don't force her to go for a walk until she's ready. Don't compare her to the greyhounds on the videos as they only show the selected highlights. Greyhounds are supposed to like curling up next to their owners, Grace doesn't but will now let you sit next to her after having her for a year . Greyhounds are supposed to do zoomies all the time, Grace doesn't (probably because of her corns.) Greyhounds are supposed to lean on you, Grace doesn't. Greyhounds are supposed to not like being left alone, Grace couldn't care less as she knows I will be coming back. If you decide that she is not going to be happy with you don't take it as a failure on either you or the hounds part. No one is going to judge you. Let the kennels take her back and try again.
  15. Has a vet taken a look at her injuries just in case there is anything hidden causing her pain and preventing her settling at night? As greysmom says, you need to do some alone training so she gets to trust that you will come back when you leave her. I was told by my adoption agency that although I was on a weeks holiday when I got her make sure I leave her on her own at least once a day even if it's for only 10 minutes. Is she in a draft at the bottom of the stairs which is unsettling her? My Grace sleeps in the main through room on the sofa so she is off the ground and has a corner to curl up in. It's your choice where she sleeps but if she sleeps away from you you must ignore her when she cries or barks otherwise she'll think that's how to get attention and you're rewarding her when you do. Warn the neighbours and get a pair of earplugs We've all been through dark moments with our greyhounds but stay with it and time and patience will reward you when suddenly your hound gets it.
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