Breed: Greyhound 28kg
Age: 4 years 4 months
CDH Number: C63
Olly is a gentle boy who can’t wait to start his new life, he started life as a racing greyhound, but is now looking forward to relaxing on a nice comfy sofa. He is looking for a calm home, with re-assuring owners who can help build his confidence and who are aware that it may take him a while to settle and come out of his shell. He would not like to live with any young children.
Due to his previous training Olly does have a very high prey drive, he would not be able to live with any cats or small animals but his owners would also need to be aware of his reactions around small dogs, he would benefit from further training and socialisation to help with this, he is trained to wear a muzzle on walks and we strongly advise that this is continued in his new home.
When he is relaxed and away from distractions, he can be very giddy and playful, he would love a secure garden where he can run about and play safely. However generally, greyhounds are a very lazy breed, being nicknamed the 40mph couch potato!
Although he has never lived in a home, they generally adapt well and love nothing better than a comfy place to stretch out and snooze the day away, greyhounds do well with 2 or 3 shorter walks a day, greyhounds are built for speed, not stamina, and use up their energy in short bursts, this leaves lots of time for napping, cuddling and playing.
Generally, Greyhounds are quizzical, sometimes shy, very sensitive, and surprisingly gentle. They possess superior intelligence and can exhibit a quiet but surprising independence. These are not animals whose spirit has been broken by their training or racing experience.
Because of their early training, retired Greyhounds have never been without the company of other Greyhounds and have never had the opportunity to really be a puppy. They may need to act out some puppy behaviour, like chewing, which they typically quickly outgrow. They are eager to please and can be trained with patience, consistency and positive reinforcement. They are used to walking on the lead and will learn to heel quickly. Most Greyhounds do not know how to sit, climb stairs, or play games only because they have not yet learned. With time they can learn all of these things. Likewise, they have not been exposed to general household items, hoovers, tv’s and suchlike, they generally adapt quickly but will need time to adjust to these new experiences.
Do you have room on your sofa for a retired greyhound?
For further information or to enquire about meeting Olly please contact Cheshire Dogs Home on 0844 504 1212
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