Last week we looked at five behaviors that our Greyhounds wish we wouldn’t do. Continuing on, today we consider five more actions to avoid or modify.
#6. Changes to Routine
Greyhounds thrive on routine. When a dog is on a consistent schedule each day, the dog gains a sense of stability and a better idea of when they'll be fed, potty time schedules, walks, playtime. Whenever possible, these things should be done at the same time of day. More---->
We often think that communicating with our dogs means we talk to them, but in fact we can recognize what our dog is saying - even what he's thinking - just by learning our Greyhound’s body language. We need “listen” with our eyes to understand what they are telling us, and in the same way, we need to be conscious of our body language to be sure we are not inadvertently communicating something that we don’t mean!
Does your Greyhound eat things that are not food or even edible? Some dogs have a taste for all kinds of things that could, if left unchecked, harm them, resulting in costly veterinarian bills. Why does this happen and what to do about it?
I haven’t made my New Year’s Resolutions yet – have you? I have been thinking about how our hounds wake up each morning expecting the best day ever, EVERY DAY! Maybe we can take some cues from their playbook.
Last week we looked at the symptoms of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, or dog dementia, and some things you can do once your veterinarian has diagnosed your Greyhound with the disease, which unfortunately has no cure. This week we are going to consider a few more strategies which may help you and your dog with quality of life improvements in spite of inevitable decline.