Willowsmum Posted October 2, 2016 Share Posted October 2, 2016 I don't know why it's sideways, but it's been that sort of day! He really does sleep like a dead cockroach! Our last boy had an oblong chest or something, so when he tried to roach he usually flopped over the other way. Sully is just cracking us up sleeping all splayed out like that. :-) Sully is a sweet lovey boy so far. He was overwhelmed at first in the house, but after an hour of perimeter checks, he finally sat down and stopped panting. He's had a short walk, dinner and 2 turnouts. Things we have already learned: • He eats like a champ! • He's a leaner! • Did I mention he is sweet and lovey? • He takes simple correction well- he wants to be a good boy, as soon as we teach him what that entails. • He really really finds squirrels interesting. We kept him moving, but he walked away with his head practically turned backwards. Hopefully that novelty will wear off. • He *can* do stairs, but it isn't pretty yet. • I need to dog proof a higher zone of the house, this boy is a climber and a reacher, unlike our last 2. • We need to secure the TV and or TV stand so he doesn't knock it over (again, not a problem with last 2) • We will definitely need to go through all the steps in alone training. We got home late today and he whined when DH went into the yard to scoop, and I'm told he whined and paced while I took the garbage out. So Greyhounds for dummies suggested the first day we go into another room for 5-15 minutes, to see how he does. We went into the front room and gated him in the family room. That lasted just over 2 minutes. He put his paws on the cutouts in the wall between the two rooms and was peeking at us (and knocked over the knick knacks on it, I thought they were up high enough…. not!) We're sitting again and once he's chilled out we'll try again for 5 minutes in another room without him. Maybe the kitchen? I'm exhausted, it's been a long day, we didn't get home until after 5pm. I hope I didn't make a mistake not getting a crate for him. The plan had been to leave him alone muzzled and baby gated in one room when we left. He seems to work out his stress (like when we've said "no") on chewing the rawhide and bone, and he can't do that in a muzzle. When my husband was outside, Sully was distractible with food, so I have hope a kong will distract him. I guess we'll get through the night, and see what tomorrow brings! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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