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dad2paisley
 Posted: Jul 18 2010, 05:16 PM
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This is good information for us all, esp neebie greyhound owners.

The most effective way to train your Greyhound is to join a basic obedience group class. These are inexpensive and fun. Use your safety collar/humane choke or a nylon choker. Please do not use a metal choker on a Greyhound as this could damage their throat and thin skin. There are always exceptions to the rule and some Greyhounds will require a chain choke and in the very extreme case a pinch collar to gain control. Please use these only under the supervision of an obedience trainer.

The following are some training insights on Greyhounds:

Sitting - Greyhounds do not like to sit, because their long backs and well-developed muscles make this an uncomfortable position for them. Coming close is good!! Doing it is great!!! ( I see alot that do sit with no problem)


Recall - Greyhounds can be taught to come when called. But do not ever be fooled into thinking they will come every time you call them (this applies to all breeds). No dog can be trusted to respond 100% of the time.
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Praise - Greyhounds respond very well to praise. This praise should always be verbal, accompanied by physical patting and/or a treat. The verbal praise should be done in a high pitch voice. Also, dogs do read facial expressions, so smile when your dog does well and frown when it could have been done better. Use a small piece of a treat as a reward for desired behavior..


Reprimands - They should always be done in a low pitched voice. The command should be NO!!! This will be sufficient to train any Greyhound. Remember hitting teaches a dog aggression.
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 Posted: Jul 21 2010, 04:46 PM
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 Posted: Jul 22 2010, 06:30 PM
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greyt info except mine did not read gh 101 they look at me like I am nuts :tofunny:
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 Posted: Aug 9 2010, 11:08 PM
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 Posted: Aug 10 2010, 02:25 PM
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gh 101 must not have anything on eating support hose as EZ ate a pair for mine and they were black shiny ones too
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 Posted: Aug 27 2010, 03:39 AM
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Question!!

What do you do with a dog who isn't food motivated, praise motivated, or toy motivated???? We've only had success working with our dog before breakfast and dinner... and he doesn't really respond in between because nothing is 'tasty' enough, rewarding enough, or fun enough for the effort!

Any advice??
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 Posted: Aug 27 2010, 05:47 PM
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I would take him to Petsmart or Petco what ever store you have. Let him smell some of the treats they have there. Just a thought.
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 Posted: Aug 27 2010, 06:05 PM
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do you want my liver brownie recipe???
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 Posted: Aug 27 2010, 10:04 PM
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he'll like those beryl. hugz
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Here is the Liver Brownie Recipe

LIVER BROWNIES

Bake at 325 degrees and line brownie pan with foil.* 9 x 13 pan will work

! box Jiffy cornmeal muffin mix
2 whole eggs (shells included)(optional)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 pound chicken livers (or beef)

Blend well in blender or food processor and bake at 325 for 25 - 27 minutes.

Cool, peel off foil, Cut up. Keep in freezer or frig.

*I do not use the foil I spray with Pam and invert after baking on a cookie sheet for easy cutting. Crumbs I sprinkle on food or just give to them.
If you use beef liver – pulse the beef liver before you add the other ingredients

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