The Afghan Hound requires special care for a number of reasons. Afghans are very difficult to train because they are stubborn. They are very sensitive to abrupt corrections, which often result in a refusal to comply. They respond best to soft leadership and hard discipline. Regular grooming is key to maintaining an Afghani coat. Afghans require a weekly bath and brushing to remove dead hair and prevent the tangles and tangles they tend to experience.
While Afghans can make good house dogs and true bums, they need a lot of exercises to ward off boredom and destructive behaviors such as chewing. At a minimum, Afghans should walk a mile or two a day, and a fenced-in running yard is essential.