You have started with your KEY COMMANDS – COME, NAME, NO, DOWN
etc. Now you may decide you need some help or want your dog to learn
more or to meet other dogs.
areas have a DOG TRAINING CLUB that you can join for a small fee.
In 6 – 8 sessions you and your greyhound can learn the basics
together and have fun. It is also good to be able to involve older
children to encourage them to take more responsibility for the family
Greyhounds are just dogs but some will have very
limited experience of other breeds so the SOCIALISATION aspect of
such classes can be crucial.
If a club doesn’t want you because you have a greyhound and ‘they
can’t be trained’ or ‘they don’t like other
dogs’ you will be much better off elsewhere. Most Greyhounds
will do as well as any other dog although some will need to miss
out ‘sitting’ if they find it awkward. Some greyhounds
do go on to do quite advanced training. Many greyhound owners also
own another breed of dog as well.