Post by newtothis1 on Feb 25, 2014 18:47:37 GMT -5
I was not sure where to put my vote. Scully does the stairs on the deck and the three steps into the house. But in the two and a halt years he has lived here he has never gone down the basement stairs yet.
Post by mustlovedogs on Mar 5, 2014 19:31:57 GMT -5
I had to vote that Teia is learning like a pro (although I wouldn't describe it as graceful yet, lol)- Day 5 and she just needs a little bit of help to get going upstairs/downstairs - no treats necessary and our stairs are hardwood! Outside stairs are no problem. Maybe it's easier because she's so petite?
Teia - home Feb 28/14
and her cairn terrier brothers Mac and Dexter
I had written in about this before because we were struggling with the stair situation. Our grey would not do stairs inside or out, up or down. We were carrying our 86lb dog up and down the two flights of stairs. I finally got him to go up the stairs by putting his lease on him and gently coaxing him up each stair. I also put a treat on each stair. Then he could get up on his own but not down. Since he follows me everywhere, he would come up with me when I was running up to get a forgotten item but would not come down. He would sit at the top of the stairs and cry so I would have to carry him down. I got out all my rubber back bath mats and put them on the stairs so they were not slippery (our stairs are hardwood and not carpeted). I moved him one leg at a time down the stairs for the first 4 steps and he finished the last 4 on his own. He was slow and tentative for the first couple of trips but after that he had it and became completely independent at climbing and going down the steps.
Now, just have to figure out how to get him to jump. He will not jump up onto the bed. If he can not step up onto something he will not jump. So he lays front half of his body on the bed with his hind legs still on the floor and looks at us pathetically until one of us gives in and lifts him up on the bed. What a nut, we love him. so glad he picked us.
echandler: Hello, is anyone in the London are interested in organizing a greyhound only play date? I find it hard to meet fellow greyhound owners in the area and my 2 girls love to play with other hounds
Aug 2, 2016 12:54:53 GMT -5
adoragrey: That is a great idea!!! I have a 4 yr old greyt boy who also loves to play. And I know there are other greyt parents who would also enjoy it. Please post the date here and I will let you know if I can attend.
Aug 15, 2016 22:39:15 GMT -5
adoragrey: Is anyone planning on going to Pawlooza this coming Saturday, August 20?
Aug 15, 2016 22:40:05 GMT -5
jacki: What's happening to GRA
Dec 3, 2016 14:20:24 GMT -5
echandler: Is the GRA still operating? I have not seen a content refresh since November last year...
Jan 5, 2017 9:26:20 GMT -5
greys4us: Yes, GRA is still operating. Just no new hounds at the kennel.
Jan 12, 2017 8:42:36 GMT -5
lovehounds: Hi! I am new here but over the past year have been reading and viewing everything I can find about greyhounds. Also enjoy seeing people's posts/photos of their beautiful dogs. I am recovering from surgery and once I am well I want very much to adopt! ☺💖
Feb 7, 2017 12:02:25 GMT -5
misscarlotta: So happy to see new pups. Wish I could take 1 or more, but I have to keep working 14 hours a day to support my adult children.
Apr 20, 2017 23:32:39 GMT -5
pengoowin: I am a newbie when it comes to the breed, are greys good with disabled adults. Are they skittish with wheelchairs?
May 27, 2017 10:02:51 GMT -5
Heather (& KC): Hi pengoowin! It truly depends on the dog and Heather Main would help you identify the right dog for you. I have seen some with their human in a wheelchair. 🙂
Jun 19, 2017 6:37:09 GMT -5
padeschamps: I am new here, trying to absorb as much info as possible to see if a greyhound would be right for our family. I've done the puppy phase with the doggies I now own. And I am so interested in the rescue of older dogs to find their new forever homes.
Aug 6, 2017 1:15:55 GMT -5
padeschamps: What I am having a hard time finding out, is the cost for the adoption of a greyhound. And what screening process do you have to go through. And how long is the adoption process generally
Aug 6, 2017 1:19:33 GMT -5
Heather (& KC): Hi Padeschamps! Welcome. Contact Heather Main. Her email and phone number are at the top of this board! These dogs aren't rescues but retired racers who are ready to start home life! Good luck!
Aug 6, 2017 8:03:38 GMT -5