Breed: Greyhound 29kg
Age: 5 years 1 month
CDH Number: C12
Tamna is a silly, giddy girl who loves nothing better than a good neck scratch, she started life as a racing greyhound and came to us looking for her forever home. She is a very lovable girl who loves a fuss, she is looking for a more experienced, adult only home with people who can help her learn how to be a part of family life.
Here at the dogs home she can be quite a diva, knowing exactly what she wants (mostly this is neck scratches or treats!) She can be a little grouchy around other dogs and prefers her own space although she has also been on many walks with other dogs who she has been fine with, she would benefit from further socialisation to help with this. She has many quirks but of all of them, her most entertaining is her post-poo zoomies…!
Due to her previous training Tamna does have a very high prey drive, she would not be able to live with any cats or small animals but her owners would also need to be aware of her reactions around small dogs, she would benefit from further training and socialisation to help with this, she is trained to wear a muzzle on walks and we strongly advise that this is continued in her new home.
When relaxed and away from distractions, greyhounds are known to be very giddy and playful, she would love a secure garden where she can run about and play safely. However generally, greyhounds are a very lazy breed, being nicknamed the 40mph couch potato!
Although greyhounds are very accustomed to living in kennels, 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?
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