At GAP NSW, we recommend one wonderful technique to support greyhounds on a walk -
In the world of dog training, the notion of ignoring "bad" behaviour in dogs has been a common and often overused piece of advice given to owners.
For those who have had the privilege of sharing their lives with a retired greyhound, it's no secret that these gentle creatures have a unique personality and special needs.
Greyhounds feel the cold–here’s why.
Why patting is good for you and your pooch
Greyhounds, like all dogs, require comfortable bedding as a basic need. For any dog, it is a welfare requirement that they are provided with soft bedding because it is essential for their health and wellbeing.
Freezing, also called inhibition, refers to a stress response where the dog will stop moving in an attempt for them to collect information about the particular situation
Adopting a puppy of any breed is often thought of as a great way to get a dog that is more or less a ‘clean slate’, and you can instil good habits early on.
Heartworm disease is caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria Immitis, which lives in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of an infected dog and is spread through mosquito bites. Infected dogs can experience serious lung disease, heart failure, organ damage and even death. Prevention is by far the best option for your dog. The good news is there is a wide range of preventatives that your vet can prescribe, including chewable tablets, topical treatments, and injections that can protect your dog for up to 12 months.
At GAP NSW, we’re committed to supporting greyhounds to succeed in domestic environments.
When it comes to playing games with your greyhound, the best approach is to consider your dog's temperament, personality, and preferences. Some greyhounds enjoy chasing balls, while others prefer squeaky toys or food-based enrichment games.
How can I prepare my greyhound for a move to a new house?
What are the essential skills that a newly adopted greyhound should learn?
Greyhounds can have a lot of variability throughout their lives, which is why it is critical to form a strong bond with them (and vice versa) to have a successful relationship.
Helping a Greyhound Become Familiar with their New Name
August 2021 saw an end to the blanket ban on animals in NSW apartments (hooray!). The amended laws were made to reflect broader community expectations and came as no surprise given an estimated 69% of Aussie households own a pet and 40% of households share their home with a dog.
If you’re a dog owner, you will know that finding and cleaning up pet hair is like Groundhog Day - you wake up and do it all over again every day.
Looking for ways to spoil your dog on its birthday? We've got a delicious birthday cake recipe featuring 2 tiers and frosting that will have them smacking their lips for more. NB: if your dog hasn't had similar treats previously or has food sensitivities, please only offer a small amount only so as not to upset their tummies.
As we approach the most chocalicious time of the year, we thought it was a timely reminder that chocolate is toxic for dogs and should be put away in a place that cannot be accessed by even the most enthusiastic and creative pooch.