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  1. I think you're spot on there -- when we're stuck at the door, he is very reactive to any little sound. I have no idea what to do about it, though! We're not in a huge building, but still, there's never going to be a time when there will be zero footsteps/doors closing/etc. I would spend time in the stairway and show/tell where the noise is coming from. My gh is just getting used to neighborhood sound there are roofers out now after the storms. I explain that the people on the roof are fixing it. I let her stand and watch from a comfortable distance. Now she is not scared of them. The air nailer sent her into a bolting panic when it went off behind her. We regained composure then I showed her where it was coming from and we watched for a while and moved closer and watched some more til it was no big thing. Now she just puts her ears up and looks but does not bolt. I have spent a lot of time on sounds telling her where/who makes then cat, garbage truck etc. If she hears something on tv or radio I say it is fake and turn the sound off and on. She no longer jumps up at new sounds or if the cat knocks something over. If I say it is the cat she just lays her head back down. If I say what was that she will go investigate. You could try just showing where the noises come from and talking about them. Might make them less scary and more normal. Good luck 😉
  2. Wonder if he hear things in the stairwell but can not figure out where the noise is coming from. Especially if there is an echo from a door shutting on another floor. Just a thought 😜
  3. I also had a positive result with a similar treatment. We ended up cycling her meds based on nail condition but keep her on Niacinamide and Snip Tips year round. We noticed a pattern the second year so started the meds back before her usual flare up and it seemed to ended her flare ups and she did not lose any more nails. I did some reading up on yeast sensitivity around the same time she was very lickie of her tummy and had some food issues. She did well on a salmon sensitive digestion food. Eventually stopped having issues for a few years before she passed last spring from cancer.
  4. You could build on this and just be gone when he comes back from a walk to get him used to it. Then incorporate leaving when he is home even if it is just to go outside to get the mail or water plants. When you come back just go about your business and not make it a big deal he will get get used to it soon enough. He might be nervous that his security blanket (you) is gone forever like he was from where you adopted him from. Build his confidence and routine and you will be fine. Kids of all kinds out grow this once they feel secure.
  5. What happens if when he comes back from a walk and you are not home?
  6. Sounds exactly like Journey’s experience, she had a few days of soft at the worst pudding poos when looking back was a flair up of worms/hatching then she would have ok poos. Thankfully she never had the bloody or truly liquid poos. She would have tummy grumbles/poos. Talked to the vet and ended up moving up her worming meds (just a few days) to match her tummy grumbles that seemed to help knock them down. The 28th will be her 1 year gotcha day. So we will be close to 18+ months before we could get two negative fecals. Maybe next year she can play in the yard. For now we just go on walks I am not letting her on the grass in the yard. I do not want to be fighting hookworms in the soil for years to come. (Probably over kill and paranoia but not gonna happen if I can help it.) I did find when she went off of her food due to a flair up a little buttermilk would entice her to eat and she never refused it. So she would get an ounce or two in the morning every three weeks or so. Hang in there, light is at the end of the tunnel
  7. Sounds like she is trying to see where she fits in and who is in charge between the two. If she is just being vocal or trying to crowd him out (think king of the hill game) they will work it out soon. If it is escalating or you fear for a fight for safety sake put turn out muzzles on to prevent any injuries. Something to consider is the personality of both dogs. If you have a two that each think they are the leader. If you respect the order meaning interact with whoever is the number one first in everything. You will not upset the order and can have a more peaceful pack. If you interact with the lower in status first you can create confusion between the two which can cause them to keep discussing (growling +) to figure it out. My two females were this way if they were interacted with in the wrong order they would have to figure out who really was in charge each time. If I reinforced the order things were peaceful. My next pair one of the original females was 6, and new male was 2. They got along fine except when they were playing in the yard. Female would knock the wind out of him anytime he passed her. She would run into his side so hard I could hear it 80 feet away. This went on for a few days but he learned. He was definitely low middle of the pack personality. If you can figure out what personality types you have then you can make adjustments. The adoption group may have someone who could observe them and offer help if you need it too. Best wishes
  8. Her last fecal she had larva leak bloom they said it was not a huge amount am thankful for that. It gives me hope I might be getting a good hold on them. Looking forward to more negative results back to back I hope. Thanks for sharing this I am not on Facebook so I appreciate the information.
  9. I have had good luck with buttermilk to entice eating and also to gain weight. Just 1-2 oz before breakfast followed by a meal.
  10. Congratulations on your new hound. He needs more time to adjust to a home and his new schedule. His whole world has changed and they tend to observe and soak it all in for a long time. Once he starts to get used to his new environment he will free up brain space for training and learning. In the mean time I would not even try to do a structured training where you would use treats. Instead I would use a long line or at least a six foot leash and have him on it with you holding onto it. Just go about your normal activity and have him follow you that way you can say his name and use the leash to guide him to you give lots of ear scratches/body rubs/treat if he will take it. Before he gets his meal you can have him stand nicely before he gets his meal. Just simple house manners. You will be surprised at how much he will pickup on with consistency. Then as he gets more settled you can do more structured training, lots of patience, persistence and just a few minutes a day. Greyhounds are sometimes not good at repetitive training and get bored fast or stubborn so keep it short less than four or five times in a row. The best is sometimes something like three repetitions two or three times a day. I wrote about my new dogs training in the introductions. I feel you we has some issues to overcome, she learned a lot without formal training just repetition in daily life. Training came later and in small doses more behavior shaping than treat training. Some greyhounds really get into clicker training once they figure out how to make it rain treats too. Best wishes it just takes some extra time for them to be comfortable and secure as pets in a home setting. They thrive in a constant highly scheduled environment too much free time can be overwhelming.
  11. You could try to desensitize him by getting a recording of the sounds that bother him most. Thunderstorms might be the easiest to find and play it in a very low almost so you can not hear it in the farthest room from where he is. Would be easier with two people. Have him do a few things (mini training session) look at you, sit, lay down etc. a minute or less a few times a day. As long as he does not react you can slowly increase the time/volume to desensitize him. If he is responding to air pressure atmospheric conditions you could try a thunder shirt too.
  12. Have you talked to your vet about this. Last greyhound gave me trouble getting in/out it turned out to be LS (back issues) missed it until she started to knuckle under. She also had SLO which is what vet and I thought it was related to. May want to check feet too. Hope you figure it out. Best to both of you.
  13. Just a thought could he be associating the leash with uncomfortable new things (being licked in the face, fireworks). Work on the leash being a good thing. You could also try letting him drag one around the house (under supervision) or making a short leash or piece of rope less than 12 inches so he gets used to it and sees that not every time he has one on something strange and random happens. Maybe feed him with it on or give special treats start indoors where you can control the environment then after he gets used to it move to the yard then graduate to the outside world. Hope this idea helps.
  14. You are so close just hang in there. I am currently about a year ahead of you. My Journey just turned 3 end of June. Around 2.5 yrs I could see the wheels of her mind thinking before she would do things. I love that stage she looks at something she should not have think twice then get her toy she praised highly every time this happened. Then around 3 so very recently she now gets how to great people on our walk and everyone is not there for her. She would swing her butt and block the whole trail trying to get people to stop. If I put a hand on her side by her tuck she would scream hoping that she could block the traffic. We have been working on it for a while. Then one day recently she just stopped trying to rush/block the trail. So hang on you are close to the young adult greyhound brain.
  15. Did something spook/scare him while he was at the cafe?
  16. It has been a long time ago I found stainless flat backed buckets at https://upco.com/ not sure if they still have them.
  17. Getting creative here could you make a waterproof patch to put on the shirt? Stick a waterproof gauze bandage to the outside of the shirt over the area and then attach a piece of cloth over the patch so the whole shirt is not heavier just the spot you need to keep dry? You could also spray some bitter apple or chew repellent too.
  18. Be sure to get one that is small animal “safe”. I have had several that would of been fine with an inside bunny. That said they all caught and killed outside bunnies. One of them was in a kitchen when the pet bunny hopped up and snuggled her hind leg and did not even give it a second thought. These are the same dogs that will wait for the cat to steal there food and or eat around a cat sitting in there food dish. Would never leave them unattended but with training it can be managed. You will have to teach appropriate play skills, and enforce them. Leave it will be invaluable. As will a highly structured routine with everyone following the rules. Absolutely no chasing allowed indoors. I tend to use muzzles for anytime the new animals are in the same area for at least six months or longer and until the cats do zoomies a few time and the dog leaves them on there own. I rotate who is out so the muzzle is off for most of the day. So it depends on your willingness to put in the work and management skills with them. Just know if the bunny would scream for any reason that might be enough to cause game on and a tragic end for bunny even with a muzzle on.
  19. Thank you both for the great information. Bar K sounds like a great place for a greyhound reunion anyone know if a Kansas City group has one there?
  20. She is really easy going at least so far, could care less if I am there or not as long as she has either a pillow, crate or someone she is fine. Not really a noise maker of any kind. Any tips for finding daycare out of town or do you just trust reviews? As I plan on a driving tour I may not have a hotel in the same area I am sightseeing at…. Did not think of a Rover.com at there house. Lol I am OLD School…..
  21. Thanks I will give that a try….
  22. I have done some cross country traveling with greyhounds to private homes and events. It was always with others and once we arrived were at a private house. My question is I want to take my greyhound on day or overnight car trips as a single traveler. I have hotels to stay at figured out, is there options for boarding for a few hours while I do non dog friendly things or is it just better to travel without my greyhound if doing some non dog friendly things. What have others done, tips for finding boarding on the road or ideas to keep them safe on the road for a few hours. RV would be nice but not practical for me. Would like to see the greyhound museum in Kansas, and stuff in Omaha that would not be dog friendly. But the rest of the trip would be dog friendly.
  23. Update: Today is a day to celebrate it is our first NO PARASITES seen in her fecal check. So happy looks like we found what works. Now just need two more in the next 8 months.
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