Normally greyhounds are relaxed couch potatoes. However, some anxiety among retired racing Greyhounds is a common phenomenon that can be managed through time and patience. Greyhound anxiety is the constant anticipation that something causing fear may happen. If you have a nervous dog, here’s some insight you can use to identify the signs and triggers, and steps you can take to help calm your dog’s anxiety and improve their quality of life.
If you have ever had a Greyhound that fears thunder, you know it can be miserable, for them and for you. About 15%-30% of dogs have some sort of storm anxiety, and some breeds are more susceptible, like herding dogs and hounds. Here are some ideas on the causes and also some practical tips to help you and your dog cope with thunderstorm season.