Homer just like all the greyhounds here have entered WARS after retiring from racing. He is a very energetic boy who loves the company of humans. He is a bit needy and would want an owner who will be around a lot to keep him happy. Homer is a very energetic young man and would love an active home. He loves to be out walking but doesn’t want to do long distances but rather a stroll and then go home. He would love lots of playtime sessions in the garden as he loves his toys.
Homer does have a prey drive and therefore wouldn’t be suitable to live with cats or small furries. As a young greyhound still in a racing state of mind, he will need to wear a muzzle when out and about as he wants to put everything in his mouth.
Homer would not suit a home with another dog, as he does show some guarding tendancies. If he were to go to a home with a child they must be 16+ as fast movements and loud noises make Homer uncomfortable. Homer is a very young greyhound who has many manners to learn, he would like an owner who will be patient with him and teach him using positive training methods. Homer likes to go on plenty of walks and possibly let off the lead if the environment is full enclosed.
Homer 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.
Homer 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. Homer 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 to protect wildlife