Greetings. My name is Harley Greyhound but you may call me Mr. Harley Greyhound like Karyn does. She also calls me Boyfriend because she says I am tall, dark and handsome – and I am. I am a gentle giant weighing in at a solid […]
My name is Sam. I am not a greyhound. My mom says I am Heinz 57 whatever that means. To me it means diversity which is always a good thing. I am 10 years young. I have lived with my family for about 5 years. […]
My name is ZigZag and this is my first time at A Tucson Tail bed & biscuit dog boarding. I like hanging out with Daisy and Girlfriend greyhounds. They are sweet girls and Daisy and I go for walks together in the morning. Girlfriend goes for shorter walks because she is older.
We have lots of dog beds and napping is my specialty. I will walk over to the raised feeder to drink water but I don’t like to eat there so Karyn holds my dish while I eat from it. I prefer it that way so Karyn indulges me. I’ve heard that us greyhounds are sometimes quirky.
Karyn is funny. Sometimes she says over and over, “I love the boys. I love the boys.” Well, I’m a boy so I guess she loves me and I love her too.
Let’s talk about poop. If you have dogs, this topic is not far behind (no pun intended).
I take care of dogs under my A Tucson Tail / Rover.com shingle. My service is limited to one dog preferably a senior or at least a 3 or 4 years old weighing between 30 to 80 pounds who is socialized with other dogs. The other dogs are my two senior greyhounds, Girlfriend and Daisy.
Sometimes I have dogs who don’t poop. Some dogs are waiting for a command. For instance, I was taking care of Harley, a 5-year-old greyhound and he would not poop in the yard or on the walk. I emailed his person who while though was on another continent, she responded that his command was, “Let’s go make pee.” I never would’ve thought to say that and as soon as I said it to him, the magic phrase worked.
When I adopted Painter my first greyhound I was determined not to use baby talk and not to say the word – potty. So, our command was “gotta do.” He knew when I said gotta do what he was supposed to do. Once I was in Trader Joe’s and my neighbor from the next block introduced me to her adult daughter by saying, “This is the lady I was talking about. She says gotta do and her dog poops on command.” I was flattered.
My second greyhound Lily reacted to the gotta do methodology but when she passed and I adopted Jett, greyhound number three, I slipped into “go potty” mode and have been stuck there ever since with greyhounds four and five.
Most of the dogs who stay here understand go potty but I currently have a guest dog whose buzz words are “do your business.” Smart.
I am so ingrained with go potty that I have said to people in social situations, “Excuse me, I have to go potty.”
What commands do you use to influence your dogs to do their business?
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My name is Diesel and I’m about 5 years old. I’m probably a mix of Australian Shepherd, Boxer and Pit, but I’m not exactly sure. My parents will be adding a baby to the family, and unfortunately, I do not handle being around children very well — which is why I need a new home.
About me: My parents are my favorite people. I get beyond excited when they come home, and race through the house doing circles and flinging my rope through the air. My mom has taught me that if I want to get pets when she gets home that I have to sit, which is hard, but I love pets so much.
My favorite past-time is chewing on my yummy Nylabones and watching out the front window. I love to jump up on the bed when allowed. I am house trained with my doggie door and don’t need a crate. I even know a few commands like sit, lay down, stay, wait, take it, leave it, and come. I don’t get much human food but when I do, my absolute favorite is the peanut butter that I get with my pill.
I would do very well in a quiet, calm home with no children (dogs optional – cats unknown) and with someone who can devote time to work with my anxiety. I am up to date on all shots, neutered, licensed and microchipped. There will be a re-homing fee to ensure I go to a serious adopter. If you want to meet me, please contact my parents at email@example.com
Diesel sounds like a cool dog who needs more exercise and some training. I’m assuming his parents are being honest here and trying to do the right thing to find him a good home. Is that you? If not, do you know someone who might fit the profile. Please share Diesel’s story far and wide and let’s try to find a good match for him. Thank you.