Answers the needs of owners of the most popular pets.
Lee Livingood has been training adult rescue dogs for nearly 40 years. She lives with two adopted ex-racers, volunteers for her local Greyhound adoption group, and writes for Greyhound and other dog publications.
" A no-nonsense guide to the joys and pitfalls of adopting the retired racing Greyhound." Bruce Skinner, Editor in Chief, A Breed Apart Praise for Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies® " The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you." Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project " Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner." Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest
Find out about your retired racing Greyhound' s special needs
Get the lowdown on keeping your dog healthy and content Are you thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound, or are you already sharing your life with one? This fun and friendly book is bursting with expert advice on all aspects of owning an ex-racer: understanding the Greyhound personality, taking care of your new friend, teaching good manners, and much more.
Discover how to: Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt Choose the right ex-racer for you Manage your new friend Educate yourself and your retired racer Maintain good health, proper exercise, and diet
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Introduction. PART I: Getting to Know Greyhounds. Chapter 1: The History of Greyhounds. Chapter 2: Retired Racing Greyhounds 101: The Basics of the Breed. PART II: Finding Your Soul Mate. Chapter 3: Determing Whether a Retired Racing Greyhound Is Right for You. Chapter 4: Getting Ready to Adopt a Retired Racer. Chapter 5: Welcoming a Retired Racer into Your Family. PART III: Training Your Greyhound for Life after the Racetrack. Chapter 6: Living with a Retired Racing Greyhound. Chapter 7: Learning to Speak Dog. Chapter 8: Elbows off the Table!: Teaching Your Greyhound Basic Household Etiquette. Chapter 9: More Training: Adding Multitask Behaviors. Chapter 10: Dealing with Behavioral Problems. Chapter 11: Helping the Fearful Dog Stand on His Own Four Feet. PART IV: Keeping Your Retired Racing Greyhound Healthy. Chapter 12: Feeding Your Greyhound. Chapter 13: Grooming Your Dog. Chapter 14: Preventing Health Problems. Chapter 15: Avoiding Emergencies. Chapter 16: Knowing What to Do When Your Retired Racer Gets Sick. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Reasons to Adopt a Retired Racer. Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do Before You Bring Home a Retired Racer. Chapter 19: Ten Rules for Training a Retired Racer. Chapter 20: Ten Fun Things to Do with Your Hound. Appendix A: The NGA Pet Certificate. Appendix B: Resources. Index. Book Registration Information.