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These retired racers are very intelligent adaptable dogs that fit in easily to their new environment following a brief adjustment period. They are eager to please and respond positively to any attention given them.
They become attached quickly to their new families! The majority of retired track Greyhounds are quiet, clean, good natured, gentle dogs who get along well with other animals and children.
They seem grateful for their new homes and reward their new families with unending affection. They do not require as much space to run as many people assume and are usually quite content to curl up on a soft run, blanket, or on the sofa!
Greyhounds stand between 26 to 29 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 55 and 80 pounds. Greyhounds come in many colors: black, white, fawn tan , red rust , several shades of brindle striped and white with patches. Their average life span of 12 to 14 years is quite long for large dogs. In retirement, their exercise needs are the same as any other dog. No, but they are crate-trained. With continued use of a crate in your home, they can usually be housebroken in a few days.
By nature, Greyhounds are a gentle, docile breed who tend to avoid confrontation. Every Greyhound raised with love and affection, especially early in life, will make a wonderful, loving, devoted pet. Greyhounds quickly become attached to their new owners, thrive on pleasing them, and never tire of being petted. After You Adopt The Adjustment Period Recognizing the adjustment period and managing it successfully is an important part of any Greyhound adoption.
Housebreaking Your Greyhound was housed in a large crate at the track and was let out in the pen four times a day to relieve himself. He is used to getting up between 7 AM and AM and going out right away.
To avoid accidents in the house, we recommend your keeping him on this schedule initially and gradually get him used to sleeping later if necessary. If your dog has an accident in the house, a verbal reprimand is usually enough. Then, take him outside and praise him when he relieves himself. Clean the spot immediately and rinse the area with a solution of white vinegar and water. This will neutralize the odor and discourage him from going in that spot again.
When any dog is in a new environment, he or she may lift their leg or squat either to mark their territory or as a nervous reaction. Watch your new dog carefully to try and catch them before they do it again. Remember, a gentle but firm verbal reprimand is sufficient.
Always praise good behavior! This is part of the adjustment period and usually only lasts a day or two. Walk your dog as often as possible the first few days. Either let them go in a fully fenced area or be patient while they get used to it. Bedding Provide your Greyhound with a very soft bed or thick quilt or comforter.
They tend to be too rich and can cause gas or diarrhea. If you wish, you may add cooked vegetables. Greyhounds get veggies at the track and love them! Retired racers do not need high protein dog food, so get a food for regular adult maintenance. Boiled white rice added to the food can control loose stools. Discipline Greyhounds are extremely sensitive animals that cannot be disciplined roughly. A stern tone of voice is all that is needed to get a Greyhound to understand what you expect of him.
The wrong disciplinary tactics will only teach your dog to be afraid of you. Remember: always praise good behavior! While they have been examined and treated by a veterinarian, there are, as with any dog you may acquire, certain veterinary conditions which a dog may be harboring that are impossible to detect without extensive and expensive testing.
We give you a dog that we, and a veterinarian, believe to be healthy. If we know that a dog has a physical condition that is less-than-perfect, we will tell you everything we know about it in advance. Once we tell you all that we have discovered, you can then decide if you want to adopt the dog, or not. Not only do we want you to be happy, but we also want to know that the home we pick for a dog will be one in which they will get the veterinary care that they deserve.
An important part of the philosophy of rescuing a dog is seeing to it that you do for the adopted animal what is or her previous owner did not. We recommend that all newly-adopted Greyhounds see a veterinarian within a week or two of adoption for a well-dog visit. It is useful for your doctor to see the dog in what is a healthy state, so that he or she will have something to compare it to should your dog ever fall ill.
Some dogs come to us with sparkling teeth, others do not. Poor dental hygiene can lead to serious bacterial infections, tooth loss, difficulty in chewing and bad breath—just as it does in humans!
During this initial visit, we also recommend that you have your dog tested for the four major tick diseases: Babesia, Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Ehrlichia. Even though your dog may appear healthy and is now tick-free, he or she could have been exposed to disease-carrying ticks at the track. These tick-borne diseases can cause a host of life-threatening conditions to become symptomatic and, by then, it is often too late to correct the damage.
If your veterinarian suggests that perhaps only a Lyme test is needed as that is the only tick-borne disease prevalent in this area, please explain that racing Greyhounds travel to areas of the country where various diseases are common and that they often become tick-infested. We cannot stress enough the importance of early detection for tick-borne diseases, and, to facilitate the process, Make Peace With Animals offers discounted tick testing at our annual Homecoming held on the last Sunday in September.
Good veterinary care is an on-going process. Inoculations must be updated annually, teeth must be kept clean, flea and tick preventatives must be applied regularly. Ears should be swabbed from time to time and coats must be brushed and bathed. Toenails must be clipped on a regular basis. When we give you a dog, we are counting on you to not only give him food and shelter, but to see to all of his or her needs.
Before you adopt, please be honest with yourself, and us, about your willingness to make this vital commitment. Other Pets Your Greyhound should get along well with other dogs as he has had lots of socialization experience at the racing kennel. Always separate your dogs when you feed them. Competition for food can lead to confrontations. We also recommend that the first meeting your Greyhound has with your existing dog s be outside, on lead, and in neutral territory.
Taking the old and the new dog on a walk through the neighborhood is often a good way for them to get acquainted. Many of our Greyhounds live in homes with cats and get along very well with them. All of the dogs placed by Make Peace With Animals have been tested for compatibility with cats and small dogs. However, there is a right and wrong way to introduce them to your pets. When introducing your new Greyhound to your cat s for the first time, put on the muzzle.
Hold the dog firmly on a leash and allow the animals to sniff each other. Remember, in the beginning you should supervise the Greyhound outside with the cats as well as in the house. Equipment We provide you with a new safety collar and matching leash for your Greyhound. This type of collar prevents a Greyhound from ever backing out of a collar and slipping away. Never use a regular buckle-type collar! If the safety collar wears out, or if you want another color, they are available either at our Center in Doylestown or through mail order sources.
Your dog will come with a numbered Make Peace I. That number is entered into our computer, and, in the unlikely event that he or she is ever lost, the person finding your dog can call us to report the event. Greyhounds can run up to 42 m. Your Greyhound will come with a turn-out muzzle from the race track. This was used while he or she was travelling with other dogs and when he or she was put out into a small pen with other dogs.
It is not the muzzle that was used during races. Do not discard it, even after you think it is no longer needed. You never know what lies ahead, and muzzles of this type are hard to find. Your Greyhound is used to relieving himself four times a day, which was his routine at the track. If you plan to jog with your dog, first make sure he has had no past injuries then, start him out slowly. He is used to running short distances on soft tracks. Overwork will tire him out and may be hard on the pads of his feet.
They must either be walked on a leash or released only in a fully fenced area. No human being can run as fast as a Greyhound, so if he gets away, you will not be able to catch him. They travel so fast, in fact, that they can get far away very quickly and become disoriented and, then lost.
Also, track Greyhounds have had no experience with cars and do not recognize them as a hazard. If you know that the Greyhound you adopted is not small dog — or cat-friendly, please use adequate precautions when walking your dog. Keep a firm grip on the leash, steer your dog away from small pets and if necessary, muzzle your dog while walking her or him in public areas. All of the following books should be available through your local library. A history of the Greyhound family, the oldest of purebred dogs, from B.
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