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  1. It worked..... temporarily. I put a slip lead on her, dangled a cookie and she hopped off instantly. I woke up this a.m. and there she was, head on the pillow next to me!! I'm using "off" as my verbal command and hopefully in time she will learn. Oh and I also used the slip lead to get her off the couch too, so it's a work in progress for now. No duvet per se Gail, but she does have a selection of throws all over the house. On her bed in the living room, on her bed in the bedroom, and on my bed of course. Once again - thank you all for your replies and good advice.
  2. Sad news for greyhound lovers everywhere. We owe a debt of gratitude to Teddy in OK and all greyhound adoption groups throughout the US. With tracks closing all over, in time the bloodlines will be lost completely. Adopting from European sources is very cost prohibitive unfortunately.
  3. I hadn't thought of leashing her, so that's a good idea, will definitely give it a try. I can't see me using a baby gate though because I know she will whine like mad to be let in and I can't stand when she whines. FeeFee: I have a throw on top of the duvet which she lies on after she "makes her bed with it" and I had tried pulling it out from under her but she won't be shifted! Keeperdean: Too funny :-). Macoduck: She must have known I was posting about her because last night she slept in her own bed. (She rarely does that). I'll keep a slip lead handy and keep you posted.
  4. I made the mistake of letting her sleep on the bed when I first got her 3 months ago, but it's becoming a real problem now. I have a queen and she stretches across the bed leaving me about 6" of space! No amount of cajoling will get her to move and she's too heavy for me to push her off. Usually I will try to beat her to it and get into bed before she notices! Once I get comfortable I don't move (I'm not a restless sleeper) but she will growl and snap at me for no reason and of course I'm afraid she'll actually bite me when I'm asleep. She's 9 years old and was apparently "bounced" from h
  5. I'm experiencing the same issues with my grey too. She's 8 years old and I got her almost 3 months ago. She has several issues, some of which I addressed in an earlier thread in this sub-forum and I'm working on those (sleep startle being one of them). Lately though on multiple occasions when she's sleeping she growls, bares her teeth and snaps - even though I'm not touching her or near her. One time she bit me on the elbow, another time she snapped at my small elderly dog when she came too close to her. The rest of the time she is the sweetest, most affectionate dog, loves to cuddle and be pe
  6. I took her to Petsmart....once, but we didn't make it inside. The sliding glass doors freaked her out and as I had my other (non grey) dog with me it was turning out to be a spectacle. So I left them both in the car while I got their food. Home Depot up here doesn't allow dogs unfortunately (except service dogs). Thanks for the suggestions though rsieg.
  7. Those are some great ideas. I have the treat mat but some additional training time should keep her mentally active. Thank you!
  8. I've had the same problem. Pools of water all over the floor so I put a basin under her elevated water bowl which didn't work either. I found this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07J4PJNZF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Lifesaver! Works like a charm, no more wet floor, problem solved. That's a link to Amazon.ca but I'm sure you can find it on any Amazon site.
  9. Another Ontarian here! Well I feel a lot better having read both of your replies. Thank you! I was feeling horribly guilty for not taking her on her usual 30-40 min. walks, not that she minded! She came up from Florida and I'm sure those cold winds (and eventual snow, slush and salt) were not what she signed up for . She's got a thin coat and when I take her out for a pee break she shivers, so I don't think she has much tolerance for cold. I have fleecy PJ's on order, so they'll be her indoor wardrobe until Spring rolls around. In the meantime I'm glad I have a backyard where she can
  10. As winter is upon us here in Canada and as someone who hates the cold weather, I was wondering what you do to make sure your grey gets exercised. It's been really cold and very windy here for the past few days (the wind is the worst), and I've been letting Cleo run in the back yard. Do you think that's enough? I know as winter progresses we will have huge dumps of snow and the temps will be even colder.
  11. Thanks for your replies and recommendations. I'll sweet talk the vet into doing them initially as the groomer I use for my other dog only does small dogs. Meanwhile I'll loosen the purse strings and check out those brands you mentioned
  12. Cleo will not let me near her with the clippers. 2nd time I tried to clip her nails she went ballistic and almost bit me. I've had to return 2 different models to Amazon and am now looking at using a Dremel. Which brands would you Dremel users recommend? Ideally it should be quiet, FAST and not too expensive. Thanks!
  13. I'm having some success with my girl since I posted on a similar topic in this section of the forum. She's also reactive to small dogs especially and it's scared me to death. I'm training her on "Look at Me" indoors but when I'm out with her and she's gearing up at the sight of a small dog, I nudge her with my knee to break her focus, "look at me" command and if she looks in my direction she gets a treat and lots of praise. It's mostly working, but Rome wasn't built in a day, so patience is called for. I hope you've muzzled him on walks.
  14. I'm a stay-at-homer and when I initially left Cleo she shredded my "Retired Greyhounds for Dummy's" book. There were minuscule bits of paper all over the floor and a very sheepish looking dog! I got a Kong, stuffed it with peanut butter, froze it and gave it to her next time I had to go out. I also put the radio on and so far so good. I'm never gone for much more than an hour at a time, so I don't know how successful the Kong will be if I'm gone for longer.
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