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TRAINING YOUR GREYHOUND

Training any dog requires consistentcy, committment and patience. We promise that your perseverance will pay off and help in building a loving relationship with greyhound.

In this section..

Basic Training | Toilet Training | Exercise
Obedience Training | Letting Off the Lead | Recall Training | Distraction Training | Letting Go | Introducing Pets


LETTING GO

If your dog has hold of something in its’ mouth that it shouldn’t have – be it your new shoe/joint of meat or small animal the release technique is always the same and IT ALWAYS WORKS.

  • DO NOT SCREAM OR SHOUT – KEEP CALM.
  • DO NOT TRY TO PULL OR DRAG ANYTHING FROM THE DOGS’ MOUTH.
  • PASS YOUR FOREARM UNDER THE DOGS’ WAIST (JUST IN FRONT OF THE BACK LEGS).
  • USING YOUR ARM AS A LEVER LIFT THE BACK LEGS AS HIGH AS YOU CAN.
  • AS THE HEAD TIPS DOWN THE DOG WILL RELEASE. PULL THE DOG AWAY BY THE COLLAR IMMEDIATELY.

Don't try to keep on training if your dog is bored or restless

  • Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks
  • Any dog can be trained to some degree, regardless of experience
  • It just needs LOVE, TIME and PATIENCE
  • Never tell a dog 'NO' for something done earlier or out of signt. It won't have a clue what you're on about!

A RETIRED / RESCUE GREYHOUND DOES NOT NEED TO BE 'REHABILITATED' - IT IS MERELY MOVING ON TO A NEW STAGE IN ITS' LIFE AND NEEDS TIME AND SUPPORT TO ADJUST. IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE BREED THAT SO MANY MAKE THESE CHANGES SO NATURALLY AND EFFORTLESSLY.