Alex just like all the greyhounds here have entered WARS after retiring from racing. He is a tall boy who is gentle and relaxed when out walking. However, Alex is the most nervous out of all the greyhounds we have here. Therefore, when around other dogs he gains his confidence. Due to this we are looking for a home that already has a suitable dog.
Alex does have a prey drive and therefore wouldn’t be suitable to live with cats or small furries.
Alex would suit a home with another dog, he is a bit of a nervous nelly but gains confidence from other doggies. If he were to go to a home with a child they must be 16+ as fast movements and loud noises make Alex uncomfortable. Alex would want a home who has the right amount of adventure he does. Greyhounds dont walk for miles and miles. They like medium length walks and a run off the lead if the environment suits it then they would happily sleep on the sofa for the next couple of hours.
Alex and all the greyhounds will need an owner who understands that dogs like these are not house trained and will need some learning with guidance by WARS.
Alex is a greyhound that has previously been raced. Greyhounds themselves tend to be quiet and calm, enjoying the creature comforts of home mixed with a few walks here and there. Alex is no different. He like most greyhounds is rather sensitive and docile so will need to be trained with a calm and light hand with plenty of praise over vocal correction.
He, like many greyhounds have a strong prey drive so it’s important that this is channeled in the right way. This can be through playing chasing games with toys and having fluffy toys that replicate what they would usually chase. Instead of trying to stop them chasing wildlife, you should facilitate that need to chase and grab in a suitable way, using toys.
Using toys like this can help with this https://www.amazon.co.uk/ANG-Braided-Outdoor-Interective-Training/dp/B0171F11BS?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1
This is also a good toy as if replicates what greyhounds would usually be chasing. It is important to have two of these as you should never take away a toy from a dog but rather exchange is for something with equal or higher value. This prevents guarding behaviours that could arise which is defined as "the anxiety/fear of something deemed valuable to be taken away". https://tinyurl.com/y2evd3zn
Also wearing a muzzle out in public is a very responsible