Obedience: Take it or Leave it

dog obedienceAfter Ruby passed, and as I was considering adopting a new greyhound, I did the responsible thing and spoke to my husband about it.  Obviously, if you are considering adopting any animal, all family members must be on board with it.  One condition I had to meet for my husband to agree to the adoption was to enroll our new greyhound in obedience classes.  Ruby was never formally trained – we just played it by ear, and she figured it out pretty quick.  Ruby, however, was a retired racer.  Luna, on the other hand, was basically found on the streets of South Korea, left to fend for herself.  She had no manners whatsoever, and I knew we would need some help with her.

I looked around and settled on the six week Beginner Training course offered through Petsmart.  Enrollment fee: about $120.00.

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Pearly Whites: Those Lovely Greyhound Teeth

dog toothbrushChances are, when you adopted your greyhound, you were warned that they are notorious for their bad teeth.  Some postulate that it’s because, as racers, they were fed high protein, high bacteria food, also known as “4-D” meat – meat that comes from dying, diseased, disabled and dead livestock that has been deemed unfit for human consumption. Others believe that these racers are fed meat of old dairy cows who are no longer productive.  Regardless, it is up to us – as responsible greyhound parents – to care for their teeth and prevent periodontal disease.

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Product Review: Power Paws from Woodrow Wear

Power Paws product reviewAdmit it: you’ve looked at your grey and compared him to George Lucas’s AT-AT Walker.    And you’ve probably seen the commercial with a greyhound dressed up as one.  (Note to self: find this costume on eBay).  With those lanky long legs, sometimes our greys find themselves struggling to get a foothold on the slippery hardwood floors.  Add some age and arthritis to the mix, and it’s a catastrophe waiting to happen.

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