As some of you may be aware we were to foster a dog temporarily while is current foster owners were away. Well Toby the bull lurcher has been with us since yesterday afternoon and it has been a very stressful experience that I don't think is working out. It started when we first got home after a short walk (they were fine together on the walk) Toby kept trying to mount Jonesy all evening. We put this down to stress and separated them when he attempted it. He was restless on the first night and whined a lot which I can understand, being somewhere new. Come morning, none of us having much sleep, he continued to try mount Jonesy. The lady from the rescue rang to see how we were getting on and after I mentioned the humping and whining she gave some less than desirable advice - when he humps he is 'asserting dominance' apparently and we should yank his collar and when he whines in the night throw stuff at him! I actually laughed at that last point, thinking she was joking but she was serious! We later tested to see how he is being left and so put him in his crate, as we were told he is crate trained, set up a camera and went in the garden for 15 mins. When we came back we found he had dented his crate badly. There was already a slight dent in the same spot which his fosterer had said was already there, though now I have my doubts. I feel he has some seperation issues, whenever we are in another room and he cannot get to us he whines loudly. After doing a bit of digging on the rescues facebook page there are description s of him needing to be an only dog and not being able to be left long, etc I understand that rescue work is hard and it is still early days but I'm upset and a bit angry that the rescue matched us up with a dog that cannot be left and is better as an only dog with us who have a dog and work part time. He is causing Jonesy a lot of stress and it is not practical to keep them separate all the time. I phoned the rescue and spoke to another lady thankfully who understands completely and we have to put Jonesy first and is going to look for another fostered. Sorry for the long rant. I just felt I had to get it all off my chest. It doesn't put me off fostering but the experience has put me off that rescue.