Guest chas2016 Posted September 15, 2016 Share Posted September 15, 2016 Hello I've read through lots of everyone's posts and had a little laugh to myself as some of them sound like they're talking about our greyhound! 😄 So a bit of background... Chas has been with us 7 weeks now. She is wonderful, 4 years old, black/brown, calm but goofy . She has come from Ireland, she was a racer. She is our first dog (as adults) Toilet training took about 4 weeks, honestly because not once did she do an accident in front of us so very hard to correct, she now holds up to about 9 hours. ... She is OBSESSED with food, she's quite lazy, and she absolutely adores humans. Rescue said she was great with other dogs...we find that she is absolutely not! In particular she hates other greyhounds! So our main issue is night time. We allowed her to stay in our bedroom in her own dog bed for the first 4 weeks as she had mild separation anxiety to begin with (which is now fine, we have been recording her and she understands the daily routine), she was incredibly noisy and we are both light sleepers, she would wake us several times an hour and whine for breakfast at 5 am. So we then tried her in her crate in the lounge, she was an absolute diamond for about 9 nights.... and then she had an upset stomach and diarrhea so she was barking to let us know she needed to go out many times through the night. She is now on pro kolin and doing great. However...she has cottoned on that her barking / howling / whining = us getting up and seeing to her. There is absolutely no pattern to her barking, it's not at a specific time each night, she has even gone a night without making a sound between the disruptive nights. We have ignored her completely, but she cries and cries for HOURS! We have ear plugs and can still hear her, we are just waiting for a noise complaint any time now!! We are exhausted! We need to find some solution to this, at the same time we do not want to confuse her or encourage this behaviour further. We have moved our parrot into the bedroom so we do not want to start her back in the bedroom again, she was too noisy anyway.. I have thought about going to sleep on the couch next to her crate when she gets bad, but only want to do this as a temporary measure, but is it possible this would only further encourage her to bark at night? Any suggestions and advice welcome! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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