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Greyhound help

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Cappy, Oct 17, 2019.


  1. Cappy

    Cappy PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I have joined the forum on behalf of my sister-in-law who does not have a pc (one of the few in the world !) she recently had to have her rescue greyhound put to sleep because of cancer of the pancreas but has now got another rescue greyhound that is 2yrs old and has never raced but did come from a trainer. She is very nervous and at 1st she would not go through the metal gate leading into the woods but she has now overcome this however whilst walking in the woods she takes fright at the sound of a fast running steam or wind blowing through the trees and leaps 3-4 foot in the air ! we are very worried that she might hurt herself or even break some bones ! Her last dog did not have any of these problems so we are hoping someone on here could give us some advice ? Thanks.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    How long has she had her?
     
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    Cappy PetForums Newbie

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    Only 11 days and we are seeing improvements daily
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Ok, so very early days.

    Racing greyhounds lead extremely odd and restricted lives so the outside World can seem very scary.

    I would just take things very slowly, ensuring the dog is secure (maybe double up with a collar and lead with a harness and lead to avoid escapes if scared.

    Maybe avoid the woods for a while u til she settles a bit more and learns to trust her new owner?

    Walk in areas where she can see clearly around her with less chance of being spooked?

    Walking with another friendly, calm dog might also help.
     
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