We have identified the body language that greyhounds use to communicate with each other. Now we need to investigate how the greyhound receives its information.
Like other animals the greyhound uses the senses of sight, smell, sound, taste, touch.
Making sense of Senses
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As members of the sight hound group greyhounds react to movement. They will instinctively chase anything that catches their eye.
This is ideal in a race but it can be a problem if the animal sees a child riding a bike in the distance. Greyhounds will see movement first, then the brightness of colour and finally they will see the shape. This means that they may start to chase something before they register what it is.
Free exercise is important for greyhounds but you need to know that there will be no distracters that will cause the animal to take chase if the area is not fenced.
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