Greyhound or Sighthound owners.

gilesjuk

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What's he like with other dogs? I have a galgo x Belgian shepherd who can really run but there is the odd dog he doesn't like. I can tell within the first minute of meeting if he is going to get on with another dog and I've just introduced a new rescue pup so he's good with his dog language, just some he doesn't like, although greyhounds aren't usually in that category. We could meet and see if they get on? My boy is totally chill and happy go lucky with noises and traffic etc. Might help yours?

He's been totally fine with all dogs so far. He's not aggressive in the slightest.

I think I'm making progress, I just got him to walk around the block with some treats to get him to the end of the road, once there he walked fine.

We went over the chase near Marquis drive yesterday and he loved it, apart from some very icy trails which were probably hurting his feet.

But yes, a walking companion would be good. I live near the Walton school. Hillcroft Park area.

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Glam

Mad Cat Woman
He's been totally fine with all dogs so far. He's not aggressive in the slightest.

I think I'm making progress, I just got him to walk around the block with some treats to get him to the end of the road, once there he walked fine.

We went over the chase near Marquis drive yesterday and he loved it, apart from some very icy trails which were probably hurting his feet.

But yes, a walking companion would be good. I live near the Walton school. Hillcroft Park area.

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It's lovely that you've persevered with him, a lot of owners would've given up at the first hurdle. Have you any idea into his background? Boils my pee how some people treat their pets, it isn't a recent thing, been going on for years.
I think It's a shame that it's 'our generation' that have woken up to animal cruelty and are taking steps to do something about it x
 

Gramaisc

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It's lovely that you've persevered with him, a lot of owners would've given up at the first hurdle. Have you any idea into his background? Boils my pee how some people treat their pets, it isn't a recent thing, been going on for years.
I think It's a shame that it's 'our generation' that have woken up to animal cruelty and are taking steps to do something about it x
A greyhound may never have actually been a 'pet' as such, and may find the different lifestyle a little suspicious for a while...
 

Gramaisc

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Yes I know, I'm sure @shoes had a couple for a while, ex racers?
Tippy & Sandy - they had him sussed...

 

gilesjuk

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Yes I know, I'm sure @shoes had a couple for a while, ex racers?

Greys are usually 3-5 years old when they retire and as such are more like puppies when you get them.

As for his background, he was saved by Greyhound Rescue South Yorkshire and was a bit thin and needed a tooth looked at. He had his little boys op and then was fostered for a month or so. Then he came to live with me. He was fine with walks at first but adopted dogs tend to start to show behavioural problems after a few weeks. The addition of cold weather and fireworks not really helping. Apparently his rescue mate is different and has shown no issues with noise. They're all unique.
 

Mudgie

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Greys are usually 3-5 years old when they retire and as such are more like puppies when you get them.

As for his background, he was saved by Greyhound Rescue South Yorkshire and was a bit thin and needed a tooth looked at. He had his little boys op and then was fostered for a month or so. Then he came to live with me. He was fine with walks at first but adopted dogs tend to start to show behavioural problems after a few weeks. The addition of cold weather and fireworks not really helping. Apparently his rescue mate is different and has shown no issues with noise. They're all unique.
I'm not surprised that a greyhound "was a bit thin".
Seriously though it must be very worthwhile seeing the progress you're making, good for both of you.
 

gilesjuk

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I'm not surprised that a greyhound "was a bit thin".
Seriously though it must be very worthwhile seeing the progress you're making, good for both of you.

Well they're all lean of course. But they are often really underweight when rescued from the dodgy owners. The worst ones are often rescued from China.

The ones that are retired properly via the greyhound trust are usually in good health.

I am considering a second one, but feels a bit premature as Alvin has only been with me 7 weeks. But a nice confident girl would help I'm sure.
 

gilesjuk

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Kinda coming around to the idea that it will be easier to get a second greyhound (I had two lurchers previously, so having two isn't a problem). A nice confident one who will make him feel a bit more secure. Tried taking him for a walk three times today, first attempt started okay then the bloody heavens opened and he hates rain, so wanted to go back. Second attempt, he was spooked by a window cleaner slamming his van door hard (it was loud, a dog started barking upon hearing it) and third was a no go either, he was shaking too.
 

timmo

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A friend of ours sends his rescue greyhound up to Paws On Parade at Doxey- it’s the big fenced in field you can see from J14 of the M6. Free to run as much as they want and a chance to make lots of friends- he’s up and at the front door the second he hears their van arrive to collect him
 
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