Read the Greyhound Trust’s most commonly asked questions!
Unlike a lot of pedigree breads, there are many myths and misconceptions about Greyhounds. Many owners will tell you the kind of comments they hear from people on a regular basis…”Wow, your dog must need lots of exercise” being a very common one. Here we hope to bust some of those myths and answer some common questions you may have.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Like all dogs, you should not let them off the lead unless you have trained them to have good recall. Greyhounds can be trained to have good recall, but their instinct can be very strong and even the best trained hound may give chase to a rabbit in a field in the bat of an eye.
We would always recommend training the recall of your dog and if you do want to let it off the lead, to do so in a safe and secure environment at the beginning.
Below are some useful training guides to help your hound get the most out of home life…
Commands & behaviour leaflet
Download the Greyhound trust leaflet on commands and behaviour
Cats & small animal leaflet
Download the Greyhound Trust leaflet on cats and small animals
Separation & anxiety leaflet
Download the Greyhound Trust leaflet on separation and anxiety
Indoor crate training leaflet
Download the Greyhound Trust leaflet on indoor crate training
Greyhounds as pets
Why do greyhounds make such great pets? Here’s our myth busting guide to greyhounds!
Take a look at our greyhounds currently looking for their forever home.
Care and training
See our useful guide on how best to care for and train your greyhound(s)
All our greyhounds come with four weeks FREE pet insurance for peace of mind