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Resources

First things first - getting to know your new greyhound friend

Training and behaviour - setting your dog up for success

Living with hounds - all... well some of the things you need to know!

Your adopted dog: The first two weeks

Naturally, the first thing you want to do with your new dog is… everything! After all, isn’t socialization one of the most important aspects of dog ownership? Yes. But before all of that comes the bond between dog and owner.

Trigger stacking: How we can set our dogs up to fail

When we adopt a dog, what we expect is for them to be happy. We like to think that they get what’s happening and that it’s all blooming marvellous. We tell ourselves that they know what’s going on and that they’re going to love it. 

Introducing greyhounds and cats

One of the biggest misconceptions about greyhounds is that people think that they cannot live with cats. Greyhounds were bred to chase and hunt, but 80 to 90 per cent of them can live safely with indoor cats if introduced and supervised properly at first. Some greyhounds are also able to live with pet rabbits and birds.

Greyhounds and children

Creating the perfect blended family. An article on one family's experience bringing a child into their greyhound's home. There are also some great links for dog and child resource kits and advice material. 

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First things first
 
Training and behaviour

Misconceptions of counterconditioning leash reactive dogs

Treating a barking dog? Thinking your dog is aggressive? Belief in silver bullets or even long term solutions? These and more misconceptions discussed in this informative article. 

Across the threshold

Understanding thresholds to keep your dog calm, happy and receptive to training

Lead reactivity - lunging, barking and reacting on walks

A lot of people have a similar behaviour issue with their dog: he/she is happy and friendly with other dogs off leash, but on-leash it lunges and barks.

People assume that the lunging and barking is caused by their dog showing aggression towards other dogs, or that their dog is being protective and guarding them. Most of the time, this is not the case. It might be true for some dogs, but usually, neither is the reason for the behaviour.

Should you stop walking your dog?

Whaaat?! Doesn't this go against everything you've ever heard?! Think about how tired you are after a training day at work or a big day at school? Mentally are you as exhausted as if you just ran a marathon? Physical exhaustion is not the only way you can provide your hound enrichment. 

Is calm just another behaviour?

Recognising the behaviours you want to encourage and how to encourage them.

The most dangerous dogs in the world

What really makes a dog 'dangerous'?

Seven ways to enrich your dogs life

Even if your dog doesn’t create problems when bored, canine enrichment is still vital because it stimulates the brain and provides the opportunity to practice natural behaviour. In short, even the smallest activities are beneficial so make them an essential part of your dog’s daily life.

Teaching to self soothe

Seven brain training games for dogs that get too excited … About everything!

Understand the difference between aggression and prey drive

Clearly explains a behaviour which some dogs exhibit that, to the untrained and unfamiliar, looks like aggression and, because of the nature of its expression, it can even be said to be unpredictable.This behaviour is called predatory drift. It is not aggression, but it looks like it because it is often preceded by a prey drive reaction.

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Living with hounds

Giving slip lanes the slip

Why a run is not always fun.

Three common and preventable canine maladies

There are innumerable exotic diseases and bizarre injuries that can potentially afflict any individual dog, but, sadly, the vast majority of dogs in this country today will suffer from one of a few very prosaic disorders. And many dogs suffer from every single one of the maladies discussed below! Even sadder: All of these life-impairing conditions are 100 percent preventable – easily preventable!

Making your own snuffle mat

A snuffle mat is a great easy to make (although a little time consuming) enrichment toy for your dog or cat. 

This can be used for dry food or dry treats and encourages your pets natural skills at sniffing and snuffling food out.

Why greyhounds wear muzzles

Breed specific legislation and details of the muzzle off courses.

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