Breed Review: Greyhound (19 Pics)

#16 The usual distance for sprint races in which Greyhounds participate is 300-350 m

For English greyhounds, this is a normal exercise, but before the competition, the animal is entitled to a couple of days of rest, and after that - a bowl of clean water. Overloads for a Greyhound are no less harmful than physical inactivity, so he has nothing to do at the cinema track for up to a year. In addition, only experienced, trained individuals who have been engaged in coursing for several seasons can master several races a day. Beginners cannot afford such records. Of course, a young dog can try and give all his best, but such attempts will not lead to anything good, except for the disability of the animal.

#17 Practice shows that it is much easier to train a professional sprinter from a Greyhound than to teach him to start boxing.

Once in a locked room, juveniles are frightened and behave stiffly, so at first, it is better to leave both dampers open. It is also not worth keeping the dog in the box for a long time: after sitting in a cramped "box", it may lose interest in the pursuit and hesitate at the start. And one more thing: young playful dogs on training races are not chasing a hare, but their rivals, trying to tease and bite them. If you notice a behavior that is atypical for a runner behind a Greyhound, work with it separately from other dogs for the first weeks, and put a muzzle on the animal before going on the track. You don't want your ward to be disqualified for aggression at the first serious "race", do you?

#18 The first attempts to train hunting greyhound puppies are made at 3-4 months.

This is still not a full-fledged hunt, but only awakening interest in-game. For example, a baby is allowed to play with a wounded animal or sniff a bunch of feathers. You can introduce the puppy into the group of adult dogs and take it out to the field in a pack. The kid will imitate the behavior of adults, adopting the experience of older greyhounds. By the age of one, the greyhound is already able to catch a hare but is not always able to convey it to the owner. The deficiency is treated by the accumulation of hunting experience: the more often the dog is given to ruffle the skin of the game, the sooner it will learn to handle it.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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