Using food when teaching your greyhound

Using food when teaching your greyhound

June 17, 2019

Our gentle greyhounds deserve force free and positive rewards based training methods like every other animal. Every animal, from giraffes in zoos to bomb sniffing rats, and even us humans learn the same way and there is no excuse to use heavy handed and aversive training methods. When we teach with food, it’s important to … Read More

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Dealing with separation anxiety and other fear based issues

Dealing with separation anxiety and other fear based issues

June 16, 2019

8 out of 10 greyhounds in our care display symptoms of separation anxiety when left home alone. Some are destructive while others bark or whine all day. The symptoms often ease up once a greyhound has bonded and can trust his human family to always come home. Sometime having another dog in the home for … Read More

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10 basic tips to help teach your greyhound to live in our world

10 basic tips to help teach your greyhound to live in our world

June 15, 2019

Whether you foster a greyhound or you just adopted one, there are some challenges ahead and we’d like to share a couple of training principles to help with settling in your new family addition: 1) Ignore the behaviours you don’t want and reinforce the behaviours you like with treats, toys, cuddles and verbal praise 2) … Read More

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How to choose a trainer for your greyhound

How to choose a trainer for your greyhound

June 14, 2019

Violence starts where knowledge ends. Too many dogs are still trained with aversive methods, whether with a choke or shock collar or with a spray bottle of water. It’s not effective and simply outdated. Unfortunately, the dog training industry is not regulated in Australia and every yahoo can call himself a dog trainer (or worse, … Read More

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When a greyhound doesn’t fit the mould

When a greyhound doesn’t fit the mould

June 13, 2019

Our heart is breaking for all the greyhounds that don’t fit the mold. 💔 The greyhounds that don’t measure up to the expectations of their humans; the ones you can’t take to the cafe or dog park; the ones that bark at other dogs on walks; the ones that are so scared they tear up your cushions … Read More

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