HELP! Lurcher yelping

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Murfs Mon 27-May-19 09:16:50

Hi all wondering if anyone has any tips!!
We have a lovely rescue lurcher who has been with us almost a year. She is generally very well behaved bar the odd occasion say sneaking into one of the beds if a door is left open or stealing food just general sneaky/funny lurcher behaviour.
But the past few months she has started yelping and crying very loudly in the mornings if she hears someone up using the bathroom that could be as early as 5 or 6 am. She really amps it up until one of us goes down to her.
Im pregnant and due anytime soon so im concerned that when im up with the baby in the night will the dog be whining too. I'll have 2 crying babys on my hands lol
I wouldn't mind as much but we live in a semi detached house and I know our neighbour can hear the dog shock any tips welcome?

I do think we are reinforcing the dogs behaviour by going down to her but she doesn't let up if we ignore her. And oddly its only the past 2 months shes started this.

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Letsnotargue Mon 27-May-19 09:23:44

My greyhound used to do this. I would worry that he needed the toilet so I’d go down and let him out but no excitable morning greetings, just ‘Garden’ and then let him out.

When he came back in he’d go to his bed, I’d give him a pat and then I’d go back to bed in peace. He never demanded more attention and would always settle afterwards. He wasn’t the brightest, but he got the ‘I’ll let you out but that’s it’ vibe.

Figure8 Mon 27-May-19 09:27:23

My greyhound ( RIP, girly dog) used to do this. She just wanted out.
Has she recently been spayed? Or maybe because its lighter out now?

Murfs Mon 27-May-19 09:54:43

Thanks guys! She was spayed before we got her last year. I think its an attention thing rather than toilet but I will try the tip of just letting her out and then going back upstairs without lots of play and attentio in the morning.
She would whine and yelp a little say when we come back from being out of the house for a little while when we come back in we would give her attention for a few minutes and if one of us went to the toilet say she would be crying outside the door.
I do think the brighter mornings might also be messing with her.
Shes so cute though we couldn't be annoyed with her im just worried about pi#$ing of the neighbour.

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LKRJM Mon 27-May-19 10:04:04

My dog (not a lurcher) does things like this so if there’s any tips that actually work I’m here for that information too 🤣

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