Settling In

THE CORRECT WAY TO APPROACH A DOG

The way most people first approach a dog is generally incorrect from a communicative point of view, i.e. the management of space and distance, posture, physical gestures, way of moving, facial expression and extra verbal communication. Unfortunately human culture is intrinsically anthropocentric, and assumes that human language is both the […]

The dog blanket as an island of safety

The most important thing to do when your greyhound comes into your home for the first time is to prepare a safe and quiet place for him where he can relax and sleep. A place of his very own, where he can withdraw from the world and from people, away […]

THE CRATE AS A DEN AND A SAFE PLACE FOR DOGS

When we suggest to adopters the use of a dog crate to help their greyhound settle in, we are very often met with an attitude of distrust and refusal. The most frequent immediate comments tend to be: “No, poor thing!” or “I can’t shut him in a cage!”. Actually these […]

Potential damage from using a collar, and advantages of a harness.

As shown in the infographic, made by Fabrizio Giammatteo, several scientific studies show that the collar may by harmful for dogs. Among the different models the most suitable is the H model, as long as it is worn in the proper way. Pet levrieri suggests Haqihana harnesses, available on their website: http://www.haqihana.com and […]

Soiling indoors…inappropriate for whom?

After many months or even years spent shut up in a concrete shack or fenced in area with other dogs, our long-awaited greyhound or galgo is suddenly catapulted into an entirely different reality: our home. As new adopters we have to manage a variety of unexpected situations, and inappropriate soiling […]

Working on developing calm

Working on developing calm Edited by Veterinary Surgeon and Animal Behaviourist Dr. Katia Galbiati, who uses an animal-human relationship based approach . She is also a lecturer, educator and SIUA dog trainer, and works with animal-human relationship based teaching methods. Among the primary needs of both man and dog, safety, […]