anybody up who can advise

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just brought our rescue greyhound home today. he has been living in a foster home with two other dogs and was sleeping downstairs in their kitchen. he has been gated in kitchen on bed with radio and low light on but has been barking for over two hours now. have a very grumpy upset dd and a pissed off OH. any ideas? have ended up coming downstairs just because I feel so bad about the rest of the house (and neighbours) being woken. dog himself is stressed now he is panting heavily. sorry for crap post am half asleep.

BadSeedsAddict Sun 13-Oct-13 01:09:24

Can you let him come in with you for the night? Just til he gets settled? Otherwise he might bark all night hmm

Tillypo Sun 13-Oct-13 06:13:15

He has been uprooted from all he knows and is now in a strange place on his own. He will be feeling scared, never had the problem as all my dogs have beds in our bedrooms if don't have a problem with him having the run of the house then that would be my advice otherwise hou are just going to have to wait and see if he settles into the new routine.

vtechjazz Sun 13-Oct-13 06:29:13

Would it be crazy to give him some warm milk?? Might trigger of a calming reflex? I'm grasping at straws, but no doubt you are too!

How did you get on?

earlymidlifecrisis Sun 13-Oct-13 08:36:20

If it were me, I'd sit downstairs with him for a few nights until he's used to his new home (camp bed?). I've done this with all of my dogs if they've been poorly or recovering from operations etc. It's separation anxiety. Good luck. Greyhounds make fabulous companions, hang in there!

basildonbond Sun 13-Oct-13 08:49:29

I slept on the sofa for the first few nights with our puppy - he just needed the reassurance of another being nearby as he'd never experienced being on his own before and was in a strange new place full of strange new smells

After a few nights he was absolutely fine and now goes to bed at about 9:30/10 and sleeps through until about 6:30 when he's bursting for a wee

DharmaLovesDraco Sun 13-Oct-13 09:16:37

Another vote for sleeping downstairs with him.

Well i fell asleep in the bloody chair after id posted! Woke up at two am with a stiff neck and a five stone greyhound on my feet. Put him back in kitchen and he slept til seven thirty smile

I think he just wanted a bit of reassurance. Thanks all.

Owllady Mon 14-Oct-13 16:23:14

ahhh smile

I bet he will be fine tonight

mrslaughan Mon 14-Oct-13 16:47:03

lovely...

He was good as gold last night. We stayed up to watch the grand prix we had taped earlier (taped? what year is it?!) so went to bed midnight ish. Bob didn't make a peep until seven when he started whining to go out to pee. He isnt happy being left during the day; we havent actually gone anywhere, just put coats on and gone around the corner. He is improving though and we have only had him since Sat.

earlymidlifecrisis Tue 15-Oct-13 20:56:26

Aww Bob sounds lovely. Hope you're enjoying getting to know each other!

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