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Toys for Greyhounds

  • Chewing is normal. Provide your greyhound with an acceptable outlet for this behavior.
  • Lack of physical and mental exercise, prolonged confinement, boredom and loneliness are general causes for bad behavior. A well-exercised dog is much more likely to sleep contentedly all day long and consequently, less likely to chew.
  • At first, you may have to encourage and entice your greyhound to play with his/her toys.
  • If you catch your dog in the act of chewing a forbidden article, he/she should be reprimanded immediately. Quickly shout "NO". Then gently call or entice your dog to pick up one of his/her toys. Once your greyhound takes hold of a chew toy, immediately and profusely praise your dog.
  • Until your dog can be trusted not to chew household articles, use the crate.
  • NO rawhide or small toys. Use Nylabones or Kongs with a bit of peanut butter on the inside, or sterilized white natural bones that will not splinter are okay. NO steak bones, chicken bones, pork or other food bones.
  • Many dogs love large squeaky toys. Make sure the squeaker is embedded in the toy and not on the outside where it can pop out.
  • Finding out which toys your dog likes is easy, he/she will tell you. When you find the right ones buy a bunch and place them around the house.

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Before Owning a Greyhound Getting Adjusted Getting Acquainted
Housebreaking Crate Training/Separation Anxiety Feeding and Treats
Exercise and Leash Control Hygiene Greyhounds with Children
Toys Stairs Veterinary and Medication
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