How to care for your reactive greyhound

October 2, 2019Greyhound Training, Tips

If your greyhound is barking, growling and/or lunging at every dog he/she sees on her walks, don’t worry and you are not alone. Our modern lifestyle has created a lot of unwanted behaviours in our dogs from anxiety to reactivity towards other dogs. Today’s dogs live in urban environments and are confined to small houses … Read More

Homemade treats for your greyhound

August 27, 2019Diet, News, Tips, Treats, Tutorials

If you would like to treat your dog to something tasty and new, or if you just don’t trust the ingredients in store-bought treats, you can always bake some for your hound at home. They’re also great for stuffing into toys for enrichment during the day. We have three great recipes for you to try … Read More

Does your greyhound suffer from MLDS or MODS?

July 20, 2019News

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

The importance of not labelling your greyhound

June 29, 2019Greyhound Training

We often hear people call their greyhound (or horse, or any other animal) stubborn, aggressive, lazy, dominant, etc. and don’t think twice about it. 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

Using food when teaching your greyhound

June 17, 2019Greyhound Training

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 use … Read More

How to choose a trainer for your greyhound

June 14, 2019News, Tips

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 It’s ineffective and simply outdated. Unfortunately, the dog training industry is not regulated in Australia and any yahoo can call himself a dog trainer (or worse, “dog … Read More

When a greyhound doesn’t fit the mould

June 13, 2019Greyhound Rescue, News

Our heart is breaking for all the greyhounds that don’t fit the mould. 💔 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

Foster carers needed

January 20, 2019Greyhound Rescue

Foster carers needed We always need new foster homes to bring the greyhounds on our rescue list into a safe family home. Fostering saves lives, and there’s always a large number of requests for us to take on a surrendered greyhound. We simply cannot help a greyhound if we don’t have a foster home ready … Read More