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  1. Hello, My new Grey girl just refuses to go in the rain and I live in Seattle! She goes just fine otherwise and gets a treat but even with rain coat on and me holding an umbrella she won't go in the rain. Then when we come inside she immediately goes on the carpet Any suggestions? Think she will eventually go if I am persistent?
  2. I just adopted my perfect *little* brindle girl. She is five years old and basically house broken. I've had her just about a month. However, occasionally, she will pee the MOMENT we leave the apartment door, right in the hallway. I tell her no, get her outside, where she often goes number two, but then an hour later she will pee again in the house. These are the only 3 instances where she has peed in the house. Any suggestions on getting her to stop peeing in the hallway? We live on the 3rd floor. She is 98% of the time fine (she has done this about 3 times now,) and makes it outside, but what causes her to pee in the hallway when she knows she is on her way out? She gets walked 3-5 times per day. Any advice would be wonderful!
  3. My fiancee and I have had our beautiful greyhound girl for over a year now. It's our first greyhound and we've learned a lot. Our dilemma that has continued throughout the year is the fact that our girl will pee, sometimes poop, when we leave her home alone. She never does it when we're around. We also never leave her for longer than five hours. Here are the things we have tried: -Crating her (she tried to chew out of the crate and would injure herself and/or have explosive dihhearea from nerves) -Walking her beforehand. She will still go on the floor even if she was well exercised. -Leaving the TV/radio on. -Leaving a Kong full of peanut butter/a chew toy to keep her busy -Spraying the carpet with enzymes/perfume to mask the scent -Giving her some Xanax to calm her down I don't honestly think she has major anxiety anymore. We set up a camera to watch her and she just lays on the couch until she has to go. We have learned that she only does it on days that she's off her schedule. What I mean is that I'm a teacher and on work days I take her out regularly at consistent times. She never pees or poops on those days. It's only on weekend days or summer days where her schedule is slightly off. Any help would be welcome! Thanks in advance!
  4. Hi all, Been a very long time since I've posted, but I'm starting to feel like bringing home our most recent pup may not have been the best thing to do. I'm writing this as I'm upset, so I'm trying to give myself a grain of salt, but here goes.... My 13yo male passed last month (arthritis eventually got the best of him), and my 9yo brindle girl isn't really good at being the only dog. So we got her a friend; a 5yo male, who, like his predecessor, is outgoing, and a silly boy. Everyone in the home (me, the missus, and my 22yo son) love him. He's a bit of a marker indoors, so it's been belly bands, watching him like a hawk, praising when he pees outside, and crating while we're out (which isn't super long periods of time - a 3-4 hours at most). The first week went pretty well; he's a good eater, he gets along with everyone in the house (and the cat); we're just working on getting him completely house trained. Things were moving along until day 7, when he soaked his belly band. Not a huge deal, we got him outside, praised when he peed, all the stuff you're supposed to do. He soaked his belly band again on day 8 (this past Sunday), while he was just laying on the tile in the kitchen (which he loves to do). Same thing this past Monday morning. Setbacks, yes, but not the end of the world; train, train, train, be vigilant. I got it. We got this. My son got home at 4pm Monday, went to let him out of his crate to see that he bent the front of it trying to break out. Strange, since was crated whenever no one was home all last week with no issue. Lots of dried spittle on the bars of the crate. I feel terrible that he's clearly not okay with being in his crate when no one is home (crate is in our bedroom, and he sleeps in his crate with the door closed at night with no issue). He's also a rather big boy and I don't think that an ex-pen is going to be much better (but I'm game). No issues Monday evening while I'm home. Awesome. He's got free roam of the house while I'm home, he's Mister Dry Pants, things are lookin' up. I followed up with the group that I adopted him from (my 3rd from this group), and in discussing the potty training issue, they suggested he go to the vet to rule out a UTI, did that yesterday (Tuesday), no issues. Awesome! While I was home with him last night, he was again, Mister Dry Pants. Cool! He's peeing outside, getting treats when he does, and a lot of praise. I'm hopeful. Today, my wife was home in the morning, he had free roam of the house (with the belly band on), no attempts to mark, and he's peeing outside. She had to work for a little bit in the late morning, so he was crated. Went in his crate, got praise and some cheese. All seemed well. She got home 2 hours later with the front of the crate caved inward, and his bed shredded. Oh no. When my wife got home, he's laying on what's left of his bed. She let him out of his crate, went outside to pee, praise, and all of that good stuff. She had to leave for work at 4 (and my son gets home around 4:15), so we thought that 15 minutes would be good "alone testing" for him; my brindle girl has free roam of the house and can be trusted, and that's our desired state for our new guy, I told her that 15 minutes of alone time would be a good test. Before she left for work, she did a quick pre-test; House is dog proofed, he's got dry pants on, and she hopped in the car and drove around the block. Came home to soaked belly band; so much so that it leaked onto the floor. The crate is trashed, so he can't go back in there, so he's got roam of the house again. Not optimal, I agree, but there aren't really any places in the house where he can be contained (our house is pretty open). My son should just got home and called me; thankfully, the second test went better; his belly band is dry and it doesn't seem like he was destructive in the house. I don't know that he was alone for a full 15 minutes, as my wife stuck around a little longer before leaving, but it's a good sign, nonetheless. Our boy who passed away wasn't great in a crate either, but he never peed in the house, so once he had free roam of the house, he was happy. I was hoping that this would be the same thing, but I'm afraid that signs seem to be pointing to SA. The last thing that I want to do is return him, but I don't know if we'll be able to handle that well. I'm at a real loss for answers right now.
  5. I adopted my fist grey a week ago. So far, she has been an angel. Curious, sweet and well behaved (I'm kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop actually) But anyway... One question I have is about leaving her in her crate in the mornings. For the first few nights, she cried some but has since stopped mostly. In the mornings, however, she starts crying around 6 am. I assume that she is just used to being let out to go potty at this time and it is sort of her routine. I have been trying to make this time a little later, as I would rather her not wake up quite so early if we don't have to. What I want to do is ignore her for a little while until she gets the message and goes back to sleep, and then start taking her out around 6:30 and then eventually 7:00. However, I don't want to make her wait if she actually really needs to go potty. Is this a legitimate concern? I take her out at night right before bed, usually around 11:00. Does she actually need to go really bad or is it just her routine? What do you guys think?
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