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Choosing the Right Dog > Greyhound personality question
Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

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Barked: Tue Aug 20, '13 2:37pm PST 
So I have wanted a Greyhound for a while now but I do have one question about them:

I have helped out at Greyhound rescue's in the past and one thing I have noticed is that no Greyhound likes to be touched on their chest. Is this pretty much true or is it because they don't know me? Is it in certain situations? Thanks in advance for any replies!
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Choosing the Right Dog > Greyhounds/Whippets and Apartments?
Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

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Barked: Fri Mar 29, '13 9:56am PST 
Layla is mostly whippet and she was a great apartment dog as long as she got her exercise. I have heard the same about greyhounds, they just need a good long walk and they are great in apartments.
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Dog Health > smelly dog in hairless areas

Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

I will get that- squirrel one- day...
 
 
Barked: Fri Mar 8, '13 2:41pm PST 
So Layla has a odor about her. She has always had it, but since we moved from Florida to Oregon it has goten slightly better. IT is most distinctive when she is sleeping in a ball and she gets hot and clamy, then the smell is stronger. It is localized to her chin, armpits and belly. What is the cause of this smell? She gets a bath about once every two weeks. I have enver had a stinky dog before, I don't understand why she stinks.

On a related note, if she hasn't had a bath in a while, she is "dusty". The dust is deep in her coat and it gets on my hands if I am petting her really well, not just a cursory pat. IT is not dust from outside either, it is being produced from her, it looks like a gray layer of dust on my hand. Anyone else have these problems? What can I do to fix it?
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Behavior & Training > sporn harness

Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

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Barked: Thu Jul 12, '12 2:19pm PST 
Has anyone tried this? I do not use harnesses right now because they rub Layla raw in the chest. However, the way this one is desgined it may not do that. I was just wondering if anyone had any personal experiance with it
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Whippet > Is my dog a Whippet mix?

Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

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Barked: Sat Jun 16, '12 11:16am PST 
It is hard to tell from the photo you have. She could be but I can't be sure, I would need to see more pictures!
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Puppy Place > To sweater or not to sweater
Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

I will get that- squirrel one- day...
 
 
Barked: Sat Nov 26, '11 3:00pm PST 
i think he should be fine. Two of my dogs don't need sweaters when it gets cold. However, my little Layla does, but she is 34 pound, single coated whippet mix...not a lot of fat or fur on her.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Italian greyhound vs. Whippet vs. Greyhound

Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

I will get that- squirrel one- day...
 
 
Barked: Tue Sep 13, '11 5:37pm PST 
I just have to add to this thread...I LOVE GREYHOUNDS!!! lol

Anyway, I do not own one but I want one real bad. About two years ago I went in search to rescue one and I came home with a Whippet mix instead. I love her and she is the best, but I still want my Greyhound. smile In fact, I have even been in touch with a local rescue to start inquiring for a couple of years down the road (much to the dismay of my SO)

The thing that I like most about Greyhounds are their personality. They are laid back, great family dogs. Despite their size they are mellow and easy to have around for a larger dog. There are also small Greyhounds out there that are around 50 pounds, so if you don't want a really big one they do have them on the small size.

As far as the Whippet is concerned, I love them too. But they do tend to be a little more high energy then the Greys.

I do not know much about IG's but other on here have added quite a bit so I don't feel bad not contributing here
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Good luck on making your choice! If you go with a greyhound look at the ex-racers...they are goodies smile
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Dog Health > Severe Separation Anxiety

Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

I will get that- squirrel one- day...
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 8, '11 10:51am PST 
Cooper, I totally feel you on the sensitive thing. While it can be hard I do love having her because she is so dang intuitive. Layla is afraid of my sisters dog because they are raise their voice with her a lot and Layla goes and hides every time she is around because she is scared of the yelling (I am trying to get my sister to stop doing that). That is good that he responds to the clicker I think that is the best way to train (the noise scares Layla). I would also like to add that along with the leaving her for longer periods of time we would do the things that Adam said, such as putting on shoes that I leave the house in, packing my backpack and picking up my keys and just walking around the house with them.
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Dog Health > Severe Separation Anxiety

Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

I will get that- squirrel one- day...
 
 
Barked: Thu Jul 7, '11 7:32pm PST 
Cooper, Layla is also part whippet. And I will say that a lot of the desensitizing didn't work with her because it made her shut down more. For example, the told me to not make a big deal out of coming home or leaving. Well when we ignore her she thinks she did something wrong and then goes and sulks...it is very sad. Whippets tend to be very sensitive dogs and they need a type of desensitization that works for them...this is not always what people tell you to do for other breeds.

Layla is the hardest dog I have had to train because she is so sensitive and that is part of the reason her SA was hard to treat. So instead of ignoring her I stayed calm and told her she was a good dog and gave her one or two scratches on the ear. We also locked her in her crate and then and went and sat down in the same room so she got used to being in there with me a distance away. Then I would go out of the room. Then I would walk out of the house and back in. Then I would slowly add time to this until now she is happy in her kennel when I leave and doesn't make any messes or try and ruin her kennel.

I hope Cooper gets better...hug
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Dog Health > Severe Separation Anxiety
Layla - CGC, Therapy- Dog

I will get that- squirrel one- day...
 
 
Barked: Thu Jul 7, '11 9:02am PST 
I would just like to add that even if you did put your dog on meds does not mean that the dog has to be on them for the rest of their lives. Layla had SA and the only way I could safely leave her at all and begin the training was to put her on medication. Adam--it HAS helped too. It has calmed her down enough to actually accept the behavior plan we are no working on. She has been on it for four months and we have cut the dose in half and she will be going off it in the next month.

I realize while drugs are not the preferred way to go they do have their place and can be helpful when the owner truly does want to fix the behavior and not just go for an easy fix by putting the dog on drugs.
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