Guest jlbfitz Posted May 16, 2016 Share Posted May 16, 2016 Hi, everyone. We adopted our first greyhound Gilly last weekend. She is an only dog. She has a pretty confident personality and isn't the kind of dog who follows us around the house. We've been avoiding her when she asks for affection, and only offering it when she is lying quietly on her bed. We've been working on alone training since we got her, but still not having much luck. We have stepped up to leaving the apartment for short intervals, and sometimes she is fine. Other times she howls like she is being tortured. We've watched her on camera -- she doesn't seem too upset. She mostly just lays in her crate and howls. Sometimes she will get up and howl, but very rarely. Sometimes the howling is constant, sometimes it is only at the beginning, sometimes it starts up a few minutes in. To our understanding she crated well in her foster home, but they had other greyhounds, so I'm sure she felt less alone. We are careful to avoid interacting with her both when we leave and when we return. Is this the kind of thing that will work out with time? Right now we are working on our alone training several hours in the morning, and several hours in the afternoon, attempting to duplicate my likely work schedule. She gets a walk before we start, a bathroom break at noon, and a walk at the end of the day. At this point, I don't know what to do. The longest we have left with incident was twenty minutes yesterday, but today she cries after only a few minutes. Should we backtrack to a shorter time? Should we push through for a longer time, and hope she will eventually cry it out and sleep? We love her, but we are feeling overwhelmed right now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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