So far we have seen that greyhounds:
- prefer to be with other greyhounds
- have some protective instincts that can make them difficult for us to handle (such as running away, biting)
- use body language to communicate with each other and with us
- rely on their senses for information on possible danger
- use a social structure to find their place within a group of greyhounds.
The next activity asks you to put your knowledge of greyhound behaviour to use by interpreting some common situations that occur when we approach greyhounds.
Work through the activity below to learn more about this.
How would you approach the greyhound?
Did you know?
Both nervous and aggressive greyhounds may bite so be careful when you approach any animal.
Sometimes it is better to crouch down so you are not seen as a larger animal but you must be aware that if you are too close to a nervous dog it may bite to defend its personal space.
After you have finished the activity click NEXT to learn about fitting a headcollar and lead