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And with patience, understanding and lots of laughter the first few weeks, you’ll soon find that you have the most wonderful pet imaginable. What you have to remember during the adjustment period is that your greyhound has lived his entire life in a kennel.
This means upwards of 23 hours a day in a 2×4 foot wooden crate. Becoming a house pet involves a very dramatic change in routine for him, and he can be a little frightened and baffled by all the new things around him.
As your greyhound becomes more secure with his surroundings and starts to trust you, you’ll begin to see his personality emerging. He might steal your possessions and hide them, or smile at you when you come home, or start demanding to be allowed on all soft things.
So, choose a vet who has worked with greyhounds and is familiar with the sight hound group. Exercise and play is addressed in The Yard chapter, however, during the adjustment period the more you walk, play and run with your pet in the first few weeks of ownership, the easier the transition from racing greyhound to family friend.
The change from racetrack to house is exciting, but also confusing to your new greyhound. Additionally, you’ll find your greyhound bonding to you more quickly.
While other dogs seem to blindly trust, greyhounds are uniquely independent, almost cat-like in the way they choose to bestow affection. He will feel more secure and is less likely to cry or cause damage during the first few weeks if you allow him this pleasure.
Don’t make a big deal about leaving (if he thinks you’re going someplace and having more fun than he is, then he’ll definitely be upset!) He’ll get the idea that you’re coming back, and his anxiety about you leaving him forever will be eased.
Your greyhound will go to the windows first to look for you, and if there are blinds or other objects in the way, they could get eaten when he gets anxious. Here’s the routine: For the first two weeks, the greyhound is placed in his crate when left home alone.
Crates are not needed by most greyhounds after they’ve adapted to your house and routine (length of adjustment time varies), particularly when you have another dog in the household, or you are home most of the time. But once in a while there’s an uncertain hound that needs the firm guidance of a crate until his new life becomes more understandable.
A greyhound trait is to stop dead in its tracks and refusing to budge or look at you. The best thing you can do is be very patient and wait them out, the whole time offering verbal encouragement and making it seem like what you are asking them to do is the most fun in the world.
Some greyhounds smile, and this causes people who don’t know them to jump a mile back. When your greyhound is meandering around the yard, you’ll see him eat grass.
The grass provides a nutrient he feels he needs, and doesn’t do him any harm. However, don’t allow him to eat too much or to browse on your flowers or shrubs (some are poisonous to dogs).
A few dogs will vomit up the grass and whatever was in their stomach that was making them feel out of sorts. Retractable leashes are not recommended as they can get tangled easily, especially with a big dog.
A greyhound fart will wake you up in the middle of the night, and can clear a room. Some people say that giving a greyhound one to two dollops of low-fat, plain yogurt will cause the flatulence to cease.
Again, the more time you spend initially getting to know your greyhound, the quicker his adjustment period will be. If you can take days off when your greyhound comes into your home, it can really help this adjustment period.
You’ll have a lot of fun watching your greyhound explore his new home. He may initially resist (that statue routine we spoke of in the Adjustment chapter), but just keep gently and positively asking him to climb the stairs.
You can make navigating tile, ceramic, or wooden floors easier by putting down throw rugs (with rubber backing) so they don’t slide. Flushing toilets, TVs (turn on Animal Planet channel), refrigerators and more will provide you with lots of laughs at your greyhound’s expense.
He doesn’t know he’s not supposed to root around in the garbage, and he finds those smells simply delightful and well worth investigating. Protect your greyhound from getting into trouble or possible harm by keeping the garbage out of his way, or by using a tight-fitting lid on the can.
A sharp, verbal reprimand if he should try to nose around the garbage can will soon teach him not to disturb it. Your new greyhound has not been taught proper manners yet when it comes to food on the counter.
You can help matters by not leaving any type of food on the counter that might tempt your greyhound, or if you must leave food set out, set it back from the front of the counter. A nose on a hot pot on the stove can cause real difficulties for you and your greyhound.
If your greyhound figures out the couch all by himself, and lounges on it while you aren’t home, then take an old blanket and cover the spot he’s chosen prior to leaving the house. They may dig in their bed to plump it, or they will work a blanket into a pile to create the most comfy spot to rest.
A greyhound’s diet at the track consisted of 6-8 cups of quality dry meal/kibble, with 1-2 lb. In retirement, as a house pet, your new greyhound won’t need that volume of food nor the added meat.
Your greyhound may load his mouth up with kibble, go into another room, drop it and then eat it in privacy. He’ll eventually realize the food is his, and eat where you place his bowl.
No matter what you choose to feed your greyhound please make sure that it is a high-quality kibble (Nature’s Recipe, Nutro-Max, Sensible Choice, etc.) Grocery stores carry lower grade foods that use wheat flours and corn as a filler.
Like most sight hounds, greyhounds have sensitive digestive systems that respond to changes in their diet with diarrhea. Table food may contain salt, grease, or seasonings that may upset your dog’s stomach.
It’s simply not worth taking the chance to “treat” your greyhound only to have it get sick. Most greyhound owners feed their grass twice a day, totaling about 4-6 cups of kibble.
You may need to modify the amount after the first few weeks according to your dog’s activity level, age, and size. You can buy the feeding platforms, or just invert buckets or a box and put your dog’s bowls on them.
Your greyhound may have eaten bananas, apricots, pumpkin, applesauce, spinach, and even vanilla ice cream as a racer. When selecting snacks for your pet, choose good quality basics such as Milk bones and natural biscuits.
Rawhide bones (American only), Nylons, other toys, and stuffed animals are all treats your greyhound should have. Chocolate contains ingredients that can speed up your dog’s heart rate and can cause allergic reactions.
A greyhound fart will wake you up in the middle of the night, and can clear a room. This flatulence usually occurs because you’ve given him something he’s not used to in his diet, like a new treat or some of your food (!).
Some people say that giving a greyhound one to two dollops of low-fat, plain yogurt will cause the flatulence to cease. So for the first few days when you get your greyhound home, make sure you take him out often, stay with him and praise him effusively when he goes.
Try to establish not only a fairly set routine that your new greyhound can learn, but a word or phrase that your new greyhound can identify and respond to, such as “Do you want to go out?” You will notice, that if you watch carefully, within a few days your greyhound will adapt to his new routine and also start giving you “signals” when he needs to be taken outside. If your dog has an accident in the house, and you are right there when it happens, give him a sharp, verbal reprimand, then take him outside, wait with him until he goes, and then praise the dickens out of him when he goes in the right place.
Watch him carefully as he walks or sniffs around the house the first few hours and days and try to catch him before he does it, so you can reprimand him verbally and strongly. If your greyhound has any type of accident, rather than blame the dog, look for the reasons why it happened.
Remember, a dog that has fully relieved himself has nothing left in his bladder to make an accident on your rug. Fortunately, today, pet stores have lots of solutions to help make cleaning up after your dog easier.
This teaches your greyhound where his new home is and where he is supposed to “go,” and helps relieve the tension of a strange place, thus preventing accidents. If your greyhound should have loose stools the first few days, mix cooked rice and/or hamburger with his kibble.
(Hint: if you have a Chinese restaurant nearby, pick up some rice there; it is “sticky” and it will help firm up the stool fast.). Also be sure you allow your greyhound the ability to relieve himself quite often if he has diarrhea, as he cannot “hold” it for long.
If your pet starts to pull or freezes as he sees something on the horizon, “pop” or “snap” the leash to quickly jerk the collar and give the command, “heel,” “let’s go,” etc. Greyhounds exercise primarily on sand in their kennel situation, which means the pads on their feet are smooth and soft.
A little time must be taken to build up the calluses needed to exercise on cement or blacktop. While you’re walking the fence with the dog on leash, it also enables him to familiarize himself with the boundary.
You should also let the dog investigate hazards in your yard such as a barbecue or planter. The first time your dog exercises in your yard off the leash it should be daylight, and you need to be there and watch him.
Surprisingly, you may need to restrict your dog’s activity in a new area. Greyhounds have been conditioned for sprinting and may be so excited and interested in a new exercise area that they overtax themselves.
Don’t let him drink a lot of water fast, as he will choke and vomit it back up. On hot days, don’t give your greyhound ice water.
A warm-up blanket (coat) made for greyhounds is an excellent idea for walking or jogging in winter. Check you dog’s feet for snow packing, which can split webs, or ice cuts.
It’s also a good idea to swish the dog’s feet in lukewarm water to rinse off salt and other ice meters after your walk. Generally younger dogs enjoy higher activity levels.
It cannot be stressed enough that exercising your dog off leash in an area that is not entirely enclosed is asking for a disaster to happen. Your pet may be entirely devoted to you and never leave your side at home, but you must remember that this pet is the product of centuries of specialized breeding to produce a lightning fast hunter.
A paper cup blowing across the street from the park could mean your dog’s death. Once your pet is focused in on a moving object, he is running on pure instinct, and he’ll no longer hear you.
The car driving down the street does not expect to see a 45 mph blur of a dog bounding after the paper cup crossing in front of it. It’s a good idea (and lots of fun too) to have a box or basket of toys that are just his.
He’ll get the idea quickly and pick and choose his playthings when he’s in the mood. Tag sales are great places to pick up an inexpensive toy for your greyhound.
Just remember to remove the eyes or any other part that could cause damage to your hound. Your greyhound will probably blow the squeakers out in his toys (they will carry them around and squeak them endlessly) so you may want to buy extra squeakers to replace in his toys if you want to save some money (and have the extra time to replace them).
Inexpensive rawhide is cured overseas, often with dangerous chemicals like arsenic. A Nylon may seem expensive, but will last forever and provide good cleaning action for your dog’s teeth.
A shank or marrow bone at least 5 long will provide hours of enjoyment for your dog and can be a great dog pacifier. As already addressed, buy the better quality bones to avoid splinters and stomach upsets.
One of the nicest features of your greyhound is that he doesn’t have a lot of hair and this makes him easy to care for. A quick brushing with a grooming mitt (dubbed rubber glove), and lots of petting keeps him looking great.
Your greyhound only needs to be bathed when soiled, like if he decides to doze on poop. Once a week you should inspect your pet’s ears and clean gently with a cotton ball and baby oil if needed.
Most greyhounds that come from the track have some kind of skin condition and wiry stiff and dry hair. It’s a wonderful experience to watch the change in your greyhound’s skin and coat as time goes by.
Greyhounds have notoriously bad teeth when they come off the track as they’ve been fed a lot of soft food. The gnawing that greyhounds do on these big bones helps to keep off any plaque.
When you compare the price of Greene to the cost of having your greyhound’s teeth cleaned at the vet, it’s no contest! Just lean over and bend each foot backwards, so that you can see the underside of the nail.
If you do a little regularly, then you don’t have to worry about causing the dog to bleed. Greyhound toes and nails are longer than the average dog, but will still need to be clipped.
Once a month flea and tick repellents (like Frontline or Advance) work fine, but many greyhound owners don’t like to use these because of the chemicals that are taken into the blood stream. Many flea products cannot be used on a dog that is taking heartworm preventative medication.
Also, many flea sprays that advertise long duration protection are far too strong to be used on greyhounds. Let your greyhound get used to the house, “his new kennel,” before you introduce him to other pets in the household.
The greyhound simply does not know better, and until you teach him to behave properly around small animals, use the muzzle! Your greyhound should get along well with other dogs as he has had lots of “socialization” experience in the racing kennel.
With strong verbal reprimands from you (and a few from the little guy, as well) the greyhound will quickly learn who’s the boss. All nature is telling the greyhound that the cat would be fun to chase and catch.
Show your greyhound that the cat is a loved member of the family, a pretty tough character, and OFF LIMITS!!! If you are lucky, your cat will help out by being pretty bold, and will make clear to the greyhound that he’s the boss.
But occasionally a greyhound that accepts a cat indoors may not apply the same rules of behavior outdoors. Greyhounds are sight hounds, and outside, their instincts may take over, and they will give chase to the cat.
Introduction of a greyhound to a caged bird follows the basic procedures detailed above. A severe jerk on the lead and/or collar accompanied by a low bellowed “NO!” will do wonders.
Like in everything else, these dogs are highly intelligent, and it won’t take them long to understand about horses, but until they do, don’t let them get hurt. Greyhounds are a very tolerant, non-aggressive breed and will allow children to handle them extensively.
However, just because they are one of the most easy-going dog breeds, they are also a live, adult animal with all the accompanying instincts and needs. Small children often want to express their affection for the pet greyhound by hugging or clinging on the dog.
Though greyhounds will endure all sorts of treatment initially, in silence, their limits will be reached, and they may growl, bark or even snap. So teach your children the correct way to handle a dog by gently stroking the neck and shoulders or brushing instead.
Outdoor games with your greyhound should be closely supervised, especially initially and until child and dog are fully introduced. No dog and especially no greyhound, can be expected not to chase after an excited, squealing child.
Your greyhound could be seriously injured as a youngster decides to “play horsey” on his back or tries painting his nose. All greyhound adopters with children are encouraged to purchase the book Childproofing Your Dog.
First his mother laid down the law, and the puppy quickly learned that as long as he followed the rules, life was great. The leadership role was transferred to humans as your greyhound left his litter and began his training.
When you need to discipline, and it must be done while the ‘bad’ incident is occurring (like peeing in the house, chewing on something they shouldn’t, barking, etc. Lower your voice to a growl, get his attention, and tell him “no” or “bad” and then leave him alone for a bit.
After 2 to 4 weeks of no reprimands, he might not react well to you suddenly trying to get him to pay attention to what you want. Once weaned, puppies are placed in a fenced area to play and grow.
A racing or training greyhound is also let out of the kennel to go to the track and run 5/16th of a mile up to twice a week. Greyhounds have a very small percentage of body fat, so when you ask them to swim, they sink.
Most will valiantly dog paddle when you’ve taken them over their head, and then slowly sink or turn over on their sides in the water. So introduce them to the pool and watch them carefully the first few times you’re in the yard playing near it.
Some greyhounds love kiddie pools and will lie in one for a long time if given a chance. You may want to try taking your greyhound to visit a friend who owns a kiddie pool to see how he acts before you buy one.
Trainers don’t want them responding to someone yelling their name as they’re racing around the track. A triple antibiotic ointment is also used once you’ve cleaned out the wound with Betadine.
If your greyhound has overexerted himself while running, hosing down their feet only will help them get cool quicker. After they’ve eaten, they will often try to clean off their noses by rubbing them on your furniture, blankets or you.
Beside counter tops, other dog’s behinds and anything else that smells good, when greyhounds approach people their noses are right about crotch level.