How do you know if your greyhound likes you?
When a Greyhound is very happy, and loves their “person” they may nibble at their arm or side (or any available skin) with their front teeth. It’s actually an expression of great happiness but it might be misinterpreted as aggression.
They can’t live with cats or other small ‘furries’
This is another common misconception, many greyhounds (including my own) can adapt to living with cats and other small animals. However, not all greyhounds are suited to living with cats or other small furries. For some the chase instinct is so strong that it would be dangerous to place them in a home with another small furry.
All reputable rescue/rehoming centres can advise you whether a greyhound is cat-friendly, cat-trainable or can’t live with cats. Many greyhounds, with careful training, can adjust to life with cats, chickens and even rabbits!
Why not check out our FREE ‘Greyhounds: Living with cats & small animals’ leaflet to see how greyhounds can learn to live with other small animals.
You can’t train a greyhound to do anything…
I really do take exception to this myth! All dogs learn in the same way and, like all living mammals, greyhounds are no different! It does a huge disservice to dog training to assume that greyhounds can’t be trained to do anything other than run or snooze.
Whilst most greyhounds won’t have been taught any voice cues or basic ‘obedience’ training during their racing careers, that doesn’t mean that they are incapable of learning new behaviours post-racing.
Every greyhound I have worked with – and those who have lived with me – have demonstrated time and time again that they can be trained to do much more than chase. In my experience, greyhounds are amazing are at many dog activities, such as agility, scentwork, trick training and more. The photos demonstrate just some of their abilities.