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Care & Training

Useful information prior to adopting a greyhound

Throughout their racing careers, many greyhounds would have lived their life in kennels by themselves and would not have had any physical interaction with anyone whilst they were sleeping. It is likely that they always would have been woken by a door closing, a gate opening and possibly other dogs barking before coming into contact with humans; giving them time to adjust to being woken up from the safety of their own space.  Below is a very useful link from Hectors Greyhound Rescue giving valuable information on a condition known as "Sleep Startle"

https://www.hectorsgreyhoundrescue.org/greyhound-information/sleep-startle-and-aggression

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