Does your greyhound suffer from MLD or MOD?

Does your greyhound suffer from MLD or MOD?

July 20, 2019

MLDS or MODS are serious concerns for a greyhound although it is not a disease or illness they catch. It’s something that us humans catch. MLDS (my last dog syndrome) or MODS (my other dog syndrome) is the idea that when we welcome a new greyhound into our home, the old dog or existing dog … Read More

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The importance of not labelling your greyhound

The importance of not labelling your greyhound

June 29, 2019

We often hear people call their greyhound (or horse or any other animal) stubborn, aggressive, lazy, dominant, etc. and don’t think about it twice. But there is a real danger in labelling our greyhounds, because it defines the animal and us humans often shut the door to understanding our dog. We stop searching for the … Read More

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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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