Restraining greyhound for inspection
Now that you have caught the greyhound, you need to learn how to restrain her so she can be inspected.
Greyhounds are inspected by the vet, stewards or club officials for pre-race health and identification checks at every race meeting. You should also examine your animals for possible injury after every race or training run.
It's important to keep yourself safe, as well as anyone checking the animal during the inspection. Make sure you pay attention to the safety tips you get during this task.
A greyhound's natural instincts include their tendency to bite or run away if they feel threatened. If they are injured you should expect that they may be reluctant to have you (or a stranger) touching sore areas.
If a greyhound is sick or injured we can't explain to it that although it may hurt, we are going to help them get better; because of this we may need to restrain them or restrict their movement during examination or treatment.
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