Advice please. Fostered Greyhound

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OliveToboogie Tue 12-May-20 22:09:33

I have my own Greyhound he is brilliant. I fostered a Greyhound. He has settled in well considering never been in a house before etc living in kennels. He and my pup getting on well.

Only problem is he is marking everything and everywhere in the house. I am being patient, wiping it off cleaning etc. Is there any idvice. BTW not neutored because of covid vets only doing emergency treatment.

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userxx Tue 12-May-20 22:14:37

I think it could just be a case of following Him around and saying no sternly each time he cocks his leg. Not ideal I know.

fivedogstofeed Tue 12-May-20 22:20:06

Agree it's usually a case of catching him and a firm Ah-ah followed by straight outside. How long has he been with you?

OliveToboogie Tue 12-May-20 22:38:33

With us a few days. I know it is all so new to him. Just don't want it to become a habit.

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fivedogstofeed Tue 12-May-20 22:52:35

Absolutely. Shouldn't take much longer if you keep an eye on him. IME it's mainly a stress reaction.

PJPanther Tue 12-May-20 23:01:02

I would pre-empt as much as possible so you don't even get to saying no.

Time him - try to get him out the door a few minutes before and just take him outside constantly, encouraging to wee then making a big deal when he does. Kind of back to basics puppy style for a couple of days. Bed by the door, keeping to one room for now and all that.

Is he asking to go out? Does he know how to ask?

OliveToboogie Tue 12-May-20 23:03:58

Doesn't seem to know how to ask out. Thanks for all the advice

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OliveToboogie Tue 12-May-20 23:05:36

Hoping that he will follow Joeys lead and pee outside.

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PJPanther Tue 12-May-20 23:12:04

Aw poor pooch! Then just be relentless - straight out the door and very vocal every time you see so much as a sideways look with maximum pat rewards. You could leave out newspaper or mat overnight as well and then put any peed on bits outside to show where to go.

mummabubs Tue 12-May-20 23:12:33

With our grey we did the usual ah ah if in the same room, ended up chucking our furniture away after it was clear that despite cleaning the furniture still smelt enough that be returned to mark the same place. We had some success with grinding a bit of pepper where he'd go to mark as the smell put him off (read about this on another greyhound forum). He's 10.5 now and still occasionally wees in the house, it drives us scatty but luckily for him he's just about cute enough to get away with it! Good luck!

TARSCOUT Tue 12-May-20 23:14:12

Perserverence as likely he's been in kennels? Just like training a puppy. Also, dogs repeatedly go where they've been no matter how much you clean so you gotta be quick and interrupt the intention!

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Scattyhattie Wed 13-May-20 01:41:46

Simple solution is good stuff to treat stain & remove urine odour dog can smell as uses enzymes to break it down, it can be used on most things. Buy a big bottle and decant into a sprayer as those sold won't go far enough and be expensive.

somm Wed 13-May-20 19:05:55

Agree with those who say it's the same as training a puppy, if they've always lived in kennels. They don't know the whole house is their 'home/bed' and don't arrive knowing what's the 'kennel' and what's the home environment. It can be very frustrating (ours certainly was, and he was eight when we took him in). We did use puppy pads (although it somehow seems wrong for a 57 year old) simply to protect the carpets Spent a long time observing his behaviour, trying to put in place a routine, and always rewarding with a titbit when he went outside and we'ed. We haven't got it down to a fine art a year later (he's a greyhound, he follows his own path), but it's a massive improvement on how we started off.

I think it's a big plus for you that you already have a dog for him to learn from, especially as they're the same breed. Good luck :-)

somm Wed 13-May-20 19:13:20

Sorry, just re-read and seen nobody's said it's the same as training a pupply - only me! But it was.

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