Should I get a Greyhound? Today I explain everything you need to know about greyhound behaviour and why they make such good pets. Greyhound are graceful laid-back dogs, but they do have some unique needs. If you can manage these needs, you definitely won’t regret rescuing a greyhound.
Corns in greyhounds is extremely common, and extremely painful. So why do greyhound get corns? And how to you get rid of these irritating growths?
Anyone who’s tried to teach a greyhound to sit knows it can be a challenge, but contrary to popular belief Greyhounds can sit, albeit slightly awkwardly due to their long limb and muscular hind legs. They can be taught the command but with a different technique to most dogs.
Knowing your dogs communication skillsWatching dogs interact is fascinating. They have their very own method of communication. Some are social butterflies charging into the crowd with exuberance, while others hang back like a deer in the headlights.Determining how to introduce
Can a dog be an introvert or extrovert? An interesting question and one I firmly believe the answer to is Yes! Like with humans, dogs have their own personalities and characters. All are born with natural tendencies; although these alone do not make them introverted or extroverted from birth.
Dog’s brains responses are shaped by things they are exposed to in puppyhood, and it is a combination of their natural tendencies and their early life experiences that will determine how they interact socially.
Living in an apartment need not be a barrier to enjoying the companionship and joy that only man’s best friend can bring.
Owning a dog in a high-rise location does bring some unique challenges but here are five reasons why greyhounds make the best apartment dogs:
The health issues that arise from obesity, or being overweight, can have seriously harmful consequences for a dog. Like in humans, carrying excess weight places undue strain on virtually every organ in the body, and these extra demands can result in disease, mental and physical debilitation and some cases, death.
It is important that owners know the optimal weight for their dog and combines a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain it.
Despite their reputation as a formidable athlete, greyhounds are very sweet natured and undemanding dogs. Many of the organisations running greyhound adoption programmes have a job to educate the public on the suitability of greyhounds as pets, and especially their demeanour around children.
I hope in this blog I will be able to dispel any concerns a person may have towards adopting a retired racer when they have children in their home.
Why is a standard dog collar and lead not suitable?Our gorgeous Greys, and indeed many sighthounds require a specially designed greyhound collar and lead to protect their necks and throats when out on walks. These breeds hunt prey using sight, being
To muzzle or not to muzzle… that is the Question?Although not required by UK law, some greyhound owners choose to muzzle their dog(s) while out walking and playing off the lead. This choice should be based on careful consideration with