Anyone who has tried to research dog training online knows that there is a wealth of different opinions of how best to train dogs- greyhounds included. Trying to separate fact from fiction can be quite overwhelming.
Nowadays, the scientific consensus around dog training is that it should rely on positive reinforcement and classical conditioning.
Most adult animal lovers began their journey with their childhood dog, whose strong friendship gave them countless fond memories. To ensure both child and dog become the best of friends, kids should be taught that dogs are not a toy, they have the same kind of feelings as us humans: pain, fear and even happiness. So mutual respect and clear rules are essential for building a safe and positive environment.
Just like humans, dogs use their face and body language to communicate with the outside world. Understanding what your greyhound is trying to tell you can improve the general well-being of your dog, and allow you to understand their current mood. Sometimes body language can be subtle, but becoming familiar with your greyhound’s communication will help to strengthen your bond.
Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) is delighted to announce the introduction of the new Homing Assistance Scheme, which provides access to up to $950 of comprehensive vet care, for NSW participants retiring greyhounds, who have been part of the State’s greyhound racing industry.
As social distancing rules evolve during this pandemic, NSW residents have largely been confined to their homes outside of a handful of ‘essential’ outings of which you are permitted to leave your home – including exercise. If you’re lucky enough to own a dog, you are allowed to walk your greyhound on a daily basis.
Keep your pets paws soft, moisturised and smelling divine. Aussie owned Bark Butter sources local ingredients to create their top-selling repair balm – Bark Butter. This product heals dry skin, irritations, problem paws and dry noses. It also has SPF 30+ sun protection so you use it from summer to winter.
In the unprecedented times we are all currently experiencing, it can become difficult to see the glass half full. But these challenging times have also sparked kindness in towns and communities across Australia.
Support groups have been popping up all over the globe, looking to ensure that those who are most vulnerable in our communities have access to what they need. Anything from food, medical supplies and household items are all being offered up – including food for pets.