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  1. We just told him “off - bed time” and jiggled the duvet (he doesn’t like the ‘ground’ moving so jumps off), and when he obliged praised him. He seems to understand that bedtime = his own bed. He also gets off when told to at any point during the day (eg changing the bedding etc so that helps 😁)
  2. It's terrifying when it happens. We (grey rookies) did disturb him a couple of times in the early days accidentally (leant over him, tried to move him as was falling off the bed..etc) and nearly lost our noses or fingers as a result. We learnt quickly :-) Our grey sleeps in our room on a separate sofa. He's allowed on the bed during the day but come "bed time" is not allowed to sleep with us. I was worried I would send mixed signals and he wouldn't be able to get the difference but he actually did pick it up quickly. He does, when he has woken up and is doing his adorable "I'm hung
  3. We’re now seven months in with Samson and he’s actually doing really well. He went from foster to adoptee 😁 I bought a good harness so I can get a strong hold on him if necessary without hurting him and still do leave it training with him daily, just to reinforce what it means. I backed away from all dogs (mainly because he was very nervous with bigger dogs but also because I wanted to see smaller dogs from a safe distance and work on that) and gradually walked him nearer and nearer over a long period of time. He’s still on lead and muzzled, prey drive still *very* strong, but h
  4. I read that on here quite a bit and realised i was tightening the grip. It’s hard not to, but since leaving a tiny bit of slack I’ve found it much better. Great advice!
  5. Your poor girl! That’s a lot of upheaval for her to cope with. Our boy was rehomed and instantly attacked by another grey. So he was removed and brought to us with stitches all over his face. He was terrified of other dogs - initially freezing and then, once he was more relaxed with me, leaning in or hiding behind me. I found ‘leave it’ training at home has helped (if he is anxious or fixating I can now say “leave it”, walk on calmly and off we go). I also found gradually decreasing the distance between him and other dogs was helpful - so we started off at a fair distance just c
  6. It is lovely to see the excitement, especially as it’s all still quite new for him and he’s quite a meek, quiet chap most of the time. GSDs - how lovely!
  7. He’s five, just turning into a super excitable chap 😁 I’m being sensible and getting ready first before the walk word is mentioned, and it has helped. No little accidents. So I’m confident it was me causing the problem rather than a urine/bladder issue. Lesson learned 😁
  8. Yeah. I figured it was my fault for being a big kid and watching the excitement 🙈😁 i’ve just never known an adult dog dribble wee when excited before. Poor sod. I’ll take him straight out in future and keep an eye out to see if it happens at other times. Thank you 🥴
  9. Our lovely boy is doing really well. He's come out of this shell a lot, relaxed and is starting to get very excited for various things - dinner, playtime, walks..etc. However, over the last week or so I've noticed that when he is doing a pre walk zoomie he is peeing a little. It's my fault - I love that he gets excited when I say 'walk' and enjoy watching him get up, leap around, bark excitedly...etc. However, I then go to the toilet and get ready and I think I'm giving him too much time to whip himself up into a frenzy! When I go to the toilet he zooms around on the bed and twice I
  10. Aw bless him. Poor thing. He's obviously struggling outdoors. Another thing to consider - have you tried all going out together, the whole 'pack' taking him out? Oddly, I've found (and a few other greyhound people have said the same thing to me) that my boy is much happier and far more relaxed when both my partner and I take him out, rather than just one of us. So we used that to build up his confidence and get him used to routes, sounds..etc. He still statues and startles a bit with just one of us but is gradually improving. Good luck! Freezing greyhounds are not easy!
  11. Yeah, they're lovely (and addictive) - I suspect I'll end up with more. I'm being restrained as we've only had my boy 6 months and he's quite a shy meek chap but if I had my way I'd have another one seven Not sure I'd ever get to ten though. Well done @racindog
  12. Part of his racing name, he turned up with it. He was incredibly shut down and introverted - couldn't have changed it even if we wanted to :-)
  13. "the awkward, anxious, singing, endlessly paw-wounded, baldy butted weirdo that he is" - awwwwwwww!! We got Samson just before lockdown hit so never made it to a Sighthound Sunday walk. I can't wait for them to start up again - he lights up when he (on the rare occasion he sees one) meets another grey rather than the usual aloof, non eye contact nervy shuffling. Soon hopefully..... I've found harness advice tends to be quite mixed. Mine is still cautious outside, generally more meek and ploddy than a puller. But as he's gained a bit of confidence he's had a few squirrel lunges tha
  14. A month really is nothing in the greyhound world. I spent at least two or so months convinced my grey hated his new life and was miserable (and felt terrible for him). I think the best advice I saw was on here - your dog now is nothing like the dog you will have in 3, 6 or 12 months. When I saw that I relaxed, stopped panicking that I wasn't giving him what he needed and just left him to come out of his aloof, shell at his own pace. Even now, the change between 3 and 6 months here has been huge (barking playfully when he wants to go for a walk, helicopter tail regularly whizzing aro
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