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  1. Can you put another invisible block on the left of the header the same size as the "CREATE, NOTIFICATION Bell, Messenger, and login info" block so you now have 3 blocks?
  2. Does anyone else ponder life the universe and everything while out walking their greyhound? This morning I wondered how many miles each year I walked with Grace in one hand and a bag of dog poo in the other? And.... are the areas of grass that are the greenest that way because dogs wee on them or is it because they are greenest is the reason they get weed on?
  3. Act confident when leaving him. I think a lot of us give their hound a Kong filled with healthy treats, say goodbye and walk out of the door. If you fuss and look concerned he'll think something bad is going to happen and you've left him to face the oncoming menace all alone. Get yourself a cheap petcam, Amazon stock them, so you can see what he's doing without needing to creep back and it'll give you the confidence and peace of mind that he's OK. If he's anything like my Grace you can only watch a sleeping dog for so long.
  4. During the summer I had the patio doors open most of the time but Grace was reluctant to go through them because of the step down and the bottom rail of the door frame so I made her a half step to reduce the amount she had to step down in one go. She refused to use it and instead stepped awkwardly to the side of it to go in and out. I then put a piece of old carpet on it to make a nice softer surface for her to to step onto. She still refused to use it. This morning, when it's cold, windy and the patio doors are shut, she stands on the step waiting to be let in
  5. Grace wears two collars when we go out. A soft house collar with her I.D. tag and a fishtail which is attached to her lead. The fishtail is removed when we get back and the gate is shut. If you are worried about his I.D. tag getting caught you can get one that goes around the the collar and lays flat. Search for agility dog ID tag. If you are still looking for a martingale collar Richard Skipworth has teamed up with the Hall Green kennels to produce a range of collars and other items https://www.greyhoundtrusthallgreenonlineshop.com/richards-shop He'll get used to them. The best
  6. Time and patience with a good sense of humour will overcome most problems. Remember he's just been removed from what he knows and understands and transported onto a completely new world. It's like you being taken to Tokyo with different customs and way of life and your only guide speaks a language you can't comprehend. They need a routine so exercise, toilet and food at the same time each day including weekends and holidays and don't be surprised if he seems to take a few steps back in his behaviour. The peeing at 7am and demanding food at a certain time could be what he's been used to at
  7. Most greyhounds are used to wearing a coat especially if they've come off the track. Having said that Grace isn't keen on wearing one and walks slowly with one on to show her disdain. You could try putting a tea-towel on his back and telling him to "leave it" so he gets used to the feeling of wearing something. Then progress to a heavier material like a towel before trying his coat without putting his head through the neck and then fastening the strap. As with all things greyhound it's time and patience and in small doses.
  8. My Grace has a low prey drive and she won't pay any attention to a cat, squirrel or rabbit when on her lead on a walk. She's even tried to give a cat who stayed put as we approached a friendly sniff. That is until they run...... which is why I keep her on the lead even in the park as I don't think I could trust her not to go after anything small and hairy that moves even if it was another small dog.
  9. Sounds like both of you are making good progress. When you leave him alone to go out put the radio on low tuned into a classical station so there is less chance of a sudden loud noise, or if you have an Amazon Alexa device ask it to play classical for pets. Also give him a Kong filled with kibble, peanut butter or whatever takes your fancy.
  10. I'm with greysmom on having the flexor tenotomy in that if your hound develops corns on the other pads what happens then. My Grace has corns on three of the pads on her front left foot and after trying various remedies I taken the decision that it is something we are both just going to have to live with and manage. I grind the corns down first thing every other day using a cordless nail grinder and put Burt's Bees Hand Salve on the corns. I put a baby sock and boot on her foot if she's going to walk on hard ground and take her to the park in the car so she can walk on the grass without go
  11. Was für ein hübscher Windhund Blame Google translate if that's wrong
  12. I assume you are taking him out last thing at night to pee and if he's happy in his crate then I've no problem with shutting him in. Is there something that is waking him up during the night? Are you going to the loo or is the heating switching on? You could get a pet cam with night vision to watch back in the morning to find out if anything is disturbing him
  13. To answer the furniture question. By the look of it it's too late to keep her off the furniture. Teach the down command so she'll get off the furniture when you want to use it and put a throw over the sofa and like the rest of us enjoy the sight of your hound making themselves at home Greyhounds don't rule the roost as such but both sides learn to live with each other and as long as they get fed, exercised and toilet breaks at roughly the same time each day they are happy. That is so true. The first few months you'll notice a rapid change with some backward steps as she processes
  14. In my opinion he needs to build up the muscle in his other legs and only use a support harness to aid him only when he definitely needs it. Is he undergoing any physiotherapy?
  15. No hole digging from Grace but when I first had her she hid the TV remote in her bed as well as my bridge camera which she had dragged off the table. Not a mark anywhere but a bit damp around the edges
  16. Thanks for your replies Grace survived. Not that I was in any doubt she would I picked her up an hour after leaving her at the vets. She then slept most of the day but eventually felt recovered enough to have a late tea. Yes my adoption kennels have restarted clipping sessions by appointment but they are to far away just to go to get her nails clipped. Perhaps once the Covid restrictions have been lifted and the paddock is available for the hounds to run around it will be worth considering. Good idea but not sure it would work with Grace as she gets that stressed she beco
  17. I've finally bitten the bullet and made Grace an appointment at the vets to have her overlong nails clipped under sedation and today's the day. Grace suffers from multiple corns so her walks have only been on grass or wearing boots. This means her nails aren't being worn down. She won't let me cut them with clippers and the electric nail grinder is next to useless. She used to go to a local dog groomers fortnightly to get them shortened but when she started to give the Greyhound Scream of Death whenever the clippers came near her feet she wouldn't see her any more. And before you ask, no
  18. From what others have said sleep startle tends to be something you have to learn to live with. Put his crate in your main room but leave the door open so he can come and go as he wants. Put a child gate across your bedroom door so he can sleep in the main room but still hear and see you but can't jump onto your bed. When you go to the bathroom say something to him if you need to go near where he's sleeping.
  19. I guess the rest of the cow is under the sand mountain....
  20. First squirrel: "Where's your brother?" Second squirrel: "Well. You know how he used to tease the dogs in the park?" First squirrel:"Yes" Second squirrel: "Some b*****d went and got a greyhound!"
  21. Grace, despite having a thick fleece for winter, a thin white cotton one for keeping cool in summer, a thinner fleece for those in-between days and a raincoat, won't wear one whatever the weather. She prefers to adjust the length of her walk instead
  22. Do you have a picture of your loved one(s) on the home screen of your phone? This is mine
  23. As the others have said it's time and patience with a bit more of the same. Greyhounds take their time processing new situations and experiences and will seem to take a backwards step occasionally but he will get over it and change a lot from what he is now, apart from the loving and gentle bit of his personality. Oh! and claiming the couch
  24. How do you react when you see another dog? Do you tighten her lead, change pace or stop? That givers her the signal that something is wrong and she needs to protect you. Carry on walking with a slack lead but when, and only when, she starts to show interest in the other dog give a quick tug on the lead and the command NO and keep walking. You can also try the "look at me" technique.
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