Category Archives: Greyhound Behaviour Advice

Is your dog stressed?

Is your dog stressed? Our lives are getting more and more stressful in this fast-changing world. As more pressure is put upon us and our families, as a family member, this stress is also passed unto your dog. So how can you identify if your dog is stressed and what can you do about it? Below are some behaviours that your dog may show if …
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House Training - The Modern Way

House Training – The Modern Way All dogs are pre-programmed to soil outside their nest, so in this respect puppies already have an instinct to move away from the nest at around 3 weeks of age to go to the toilet. With time, puppies will learn by themselves to be toilet trained. All we are doing is speeding up the process and adding a few …
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Dogs & The Law

Dogs & The Law Although many owners are aware that laws exist relating to dog ownership, few are aware of the details and the responsibilities they place on them. This article takes a brief look at the recent acts of Parliament, which cover dogs and their owners. The Control of Dogs Order 1992 Every dog while in a highway or in a place of public …
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Why Does My Dog Urinate When Excited or Scared?

Why does my dog urinate when excited or scared? Some dogs may be prone to leaking urine when they are excited, stressed or when meeting people or other dogs. This is often known as ‘submissive urination’. This is a dog’s way of showing appeasement behaviour to a higher ranking individual and is usually displayed in dogs that lack confidence. The best remedy for this is …
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Why is My Dog Urine Marking in The House?

Why is my dog urine marking in the house? Why do they urine mark? Urine marking is a territorial, social and sexual behaviour in dogs. They use urine as a powerful communication tool. From it, it is believed that dogs can determine important information such as species, gender, if a female dog is in season and much more. Territorial marking is the main reason for …
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Why Does My Dog Keep Jumping Up at People?

Why does my dog keep jumping up at people? We invest so much time in socialising our dogs to accept meeting and playing with humans as exiting pleasurable experience. As a consequence, our dogs can’t wait to greet us or our visitors when they arrive. When this excitement manifests itself in “jumping up”, it is sort of ironic that we then tell them off for …
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Dealing With the Firework Season

Dealing With the Firework Season With the advent of cheaper fireworks, the 5th November is no longer the only day that brings with it the unpredictable loud bangs and flashes of fireworks. Great fun for us, but our poor dogs simply don’t understand what’s going on and for many it can be a traumatising experience. What symptoms should I look for? Frightened dogs can have …
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Why Does My Dog Bark When Left Alone?

Why does my dog bark when left alone? Dogs are social animals hence explaining why their ancestors, wolves, lived in communities we refer to as packs. Even after you have trained and conditioned your dog to feel confident when left alone, this should not be a period greater than 4-5 hours during the day. The primary cause of barking when a dog is left alone …
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Why is My Dog Aggressive To Other Dogs?

Why is my dog aggressive to other dogs? Dogs can become aggressive towards other dogs for a number of reasons. They may have had bad experiences and are fearful of other dogs or they may be inexperienced in body language and may be sending out the wrong signals to other dogs. Oftentimes male dogs have become sexually mature and are then more likely to get …
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Preparing Your Dog For a New Baby

Preparing Your Dog For a New Baby Many dogs have been raised as the focus of attention around the family home. The introduction of a new baby to the family can upset this dynamic and should be planned and prepared for well before the baby’s arrival. What should I do to prepare for the arrival of a new baby? The arrival home of a new …
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