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Howdy,

 

I have recently adopted 2 Greyhounds (male and female) and while our Female has settled in nicely, I quite often find our Male Greyhound crying. It's only been 2 days but I guess I am a bit worried as we haven't seen that behavior from our Female. Tell me I am just over exaggerating and that he is just struggling to adjust to his new environment and is missing his Foster family!

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More detail is needed here. Is he crying when you're there? Under what circumstances? When you're gone? How is he left? Have you done alone training with him? Have you read the book(s) recommended for new adopters? Have you been in touch with the foster family? They will know the dog best and can give you the most informed advice. Your adoption group expects to be available as a resource for new adopters (or they should).

 

Everything is totally new to him at two days. Some greyhounds are more stressed by adjustment than others, and some are more vocal than others.

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I assume you mean he's whining.

 

Some dogs whine a lot, all the time. Some dogs whine for attention. Some dogs whine to express themselves. Some dogs just seem to like the sound of their own "voice."

 

Only time will tell if you have a temporary issue, or you adopted a whiner!


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I do mean whining (not crying). I at first suspected it was an attention thing so am trying the "ignore" technique! I did speak to the adoption program and they suggested ignoring him as well when whining. The foster family stated he did like to "talk" to them so I'm hoping that this is what they meant by talk. Its early days so I guess like we have to get use to them being in our lives, they have to adjust to us being in theirs! Thanks for the advice :)

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We've had Frannie for 4 years now.

She started whining from the first day she came here. She whines to eat, she whines to go out, she whines if her blanket isn't just right,

she whines when her blanket is just right, she whines if I don't go to bed at a certain time every night...

If everything in her world isn't just right she whines.

Sounds like he's just settling in but if not and you've got a sweet whiner, eventually you'll be able to read his whines and whether or not

to pay attention or just let him whine to keep himself happy!!

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Hi,

I've a new greyhound too and yes he did whine abit the first few days as everything is NEW to him. We are now past week 3 and he is loads better. Yes he whines at times but nothing like before. We did the alone training and he is now more relaxed in his xpen when alone. Still too early for the alone in the whole house training.

 

It will improve.

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We also have a big boy..and he's a whiner. 3 1/2 years with us, and still a whiner from time to time. In his case, there's absolutely nothing wrong with him. He's just needy. Needy for attention, extra treats, early meal time, more love, and the list goes on. We've only ever had just Marvin, but from outings, it sure seems to us that the females have more sass and confidence and less overall neediness than the big boys do.

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We have a cuddly boy too (5 yo) that we have had for two years now and he whines a lot too. He whines if his toy is on his bed, if he needs to go out, when he wants to walk, at supper time, if he is afraid to jump on the bed and the list goes on! It is just him expressing himself. You get used to it after a while. Congrats on your new Hound!

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Whining ... ah yes, the whining. It can be normal ... but it can be his attempt for attention (or to communicate with you). Or that he's hungry (my 12yo girlie does that in the morning to say "get up mommy, I need FOOD and POTTY")

Watch and listen ... you'll figure out what's being said. Watch for indications of pain (twitching or growling if you touch specific spots), though, since you'll want to get THOSE issues addressed as fast as you can distinguish them.

 

Good luck, and keep us updated!

 

Congratulations!

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Our latest greyhound (a 10yo bitch) tends to whine when she's up and moving about. She has some dental isssues and some raised glands in her throat, so it could be that she's in pain. If that was the case, though, she'd whine when she was lying down, not just when she was moving about. She has only been with us 2 weeks so it could just be that she's still settling in.

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