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9/17/13 1:04 A

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Today Scorpio learned a new game. He was playing tug of war with another dog.
They do say Greyhounds a use to having, and they don't mine having their toe nails trim. Well today Scorpio had to be muzzled. He was gong to bite the vet that was trimming his.
Most greyhounds don't get the time or care, when they r trained, Especially if they aren't going to make a good racer, when I got Scorpio he didn't even know how to walk on the leash,

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9/14/13 10:23 P

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It is sad that things that seem so basic are foreign to the greyhound. The rescue group that we have gotten all our greyts from, has an "in home" kennel. She says most of the greyts don't even know how to go up and down the stairs:(

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9/14/13 3:14 P

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I adopted Scorpio just a little over a year now.
When I got him he also didn't know how to play.
My son has a German Shepard (Ufi). Ufi is a guild dog,but when he doesn't have is harness on he loves to play ball. Scorpio wouldn't even look at the ball not a lone play with it.
But now he will run up and down the sprint pen with it in his mouth. Sometime he will even take Ufi ball and run down to the other end just to tease Ufi. Scorpio still doesn't understand to bring it back. He also will play dog play with a neighbor's dog. It's funny and sad at the same time watching Scorpio grow and learn the simples things that seems so natural to other dogs.
Zoey is a greyhound after all, so she is intelagent.

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7/5/12 12:55 A

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I usually am owned by 2 to 4 greyhounds. Currently I have a whippet who thinks he's a greyhound, and 2 greys. I've also tried the dog park but they just didn't care about it. Walked around sniffing and looked lost and bored. So no more dog park for us.

My dogs tend to like to be in the same room with each other and if one goes out, at least one of the others wants to go too, just to trot around. They don't exactly "play" with each other but they do like to be together.

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3/6/12 1:17 P

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We have a dobe and a cat as well as our grey, and they all get along reasonably well, but don't really "play" with each other. The cat will occasionally try to groom the grey, and he'll tolerate it for a bit, then give a little growl when he's had enough. The dobe is a very energetic dog, and the two of them will race each other in circles around the backyard till Moxie (the dobe) wears out. Moxie rules the roost inside, but outside, it's all Morty's turf. In fact, every so often, he will at full out speed head ram into Moxie and send her flying. When that happens, both children get a time out for a little bit.
I guess what we're all seeing is that greys can be very social with people (Morty wags his tail and barks when we come home) but aren't really that way with other dogs. They aren't agressive per se, but more like really aren't all that interested in making best friends with other animals.




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2/10/12 11:09 P

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My greyt tends to play by herself. She is very playful in the house. She will occasionally play with my other dog (non-greyhound) but he can sometimes get a little rough. We did have a 3rd dog (another non-greyhound) who died from cancer about 6 months after we got our current greyhound. Those two played together all the time.

If we dog sit for friends, our greyt once she feels comfortable will start playing. That being said, she has NO interest in any dog outside of our home. We regularly walk the dogs on a multipurpose trail and she avoids other dogs. It is quite comically cause we have a two dog leash. My non-greyhound lunges and tries to encounter as many dogs as possible. My poor greyt gets pulled along all while trying to avoid interactions. Personally I think she is just way more interested in looking snooping around.

Edited by: JUSTTRIING at: 2/10/2012 (23:09)
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Thank you so much Bob Schwartz (I Run, Therefore I Am- Nuts!) for this lovely, funny insight into my life.

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2/10/12 4:02 P

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I've noticed people who have greys tend to have a herd of them.
We talked about another one but as long as we live in an apartment, that's not going to happen. Maybe in another year.

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2/10/12 3:49 P

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I think this is the reason that most people end up with at least 2 greys in their house. Our first grey was an alpha female who didn't really like any dogs, greyhound or otherwise. When she died and we got our second grey, she was so lonely we ended up with a second one and it made all the difference in the world. My two don't mind other dogs but also don't interact with them the way they do with other greys.

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2/10/12 2:10 P

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We have had our grey (Angel) for almost 3 years. She plays with our mini doxie -- a real mutt and jeff show -- and attempts to run around with other dogs. Because of her speed and long legs she sometimes has a problem, but when she is with other greys she is able to run and have a great greyt time.
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We've had our greyhound Zoey for a month now. She's two and I can't imagine a better dog than her (which is what I hear of practically all greyts).

I have a question about socialization- we were told before adopting that since they spend their entire lives around other greyhounds they can tend to be "breedists" and not care much for other dogs who aren't greyts.

We've taken her to a nearby dog park so she can be outside off leash and she's also been around some of our friend's dogs. She's not agressive and she's interested in other dogs but she doesn't really understand how to play.

At the dog park she just kind of roams around by herself like an awkward kid at the playground, even when other friendly dogs come up and try to play with here. We run around with her and encourage her to interact with the other dogs but she doesn't seem interested.

Are we expecting too much too soon? She's hasn't had much time yet to be in our home. What are your experiences with socializing?

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