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Re: Enclosed dog walking field
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 02:01:37 PM »
Greyhounds have been bred over thousands of years to chase prey so don't be surprised if yours wants to chase anything that moves.

Having said that, your friend may find that her adopted greyhound, like many of its breed, prefers a comfy chair in front of the fire. Retired racers often seem to be grateful for a bit of peace and quiet.

On the other hand your friend will need to be extra careful when taking her dog out for excercise. Much as I hate those expanding  leads (in the wrong hands) one might be useful while the dog and your friend are getting to know one another.

A good adoption charity will be very careful to match dog and new owner and will have done some training before allowing the dog to be adopted. It might be useful to investigate one or two charities before deciding which one to go to.
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Re: Enclosed dog walking field
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 09:51:15 AM »

Greyhounds don't need any more exercise than your average dog , a couple of moderate walks per day on a lead is suffice. The dog should remain on the lead if there is any risk to cats or other small animals.
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Enclosed dog walking field
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 11:57:58 PM »
A friend is thinking about adopting a greyhound. Are there any fully enclosed fields locally that are available to rent by the hour?  She wants to be able to let the dog off the lead to have a good run a few times a week, but she has been told it is not safe around cats and other small animals.

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