Ah man, husband and I have been wanting one since meeting our first purebred greyhound through an elderly couple who had an elderly adopted racer. What aSUBMIT beauty!
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Hey, if anyone's still active on this thread, I would love to hear some stories about your greyhounds with chickens. I have wanted to adopt an ex-racer for years, but I also want to have some chickens. How are your hounds with free range chickens, or do your birds have to be penned while the dogs are out? I would always supervise a greyhound with chickens, even if the hound shows good behavior around them. Those of you whose hounds and birds get along, did you just adopt low-prey dogs or did you have to train them?
Most of my birds are pinned, but- part of race training is 'never catch it' so when I had three free range roosters for a time if they ran by her she would chase and stop when they stopped, or I called her off, or they got corrnered... that is just my dog YMMV.
I have a vid of me training her not to chase... (I don't have time to find it myself at the moment)
The roosters that ignored her were never chased.
Edited by FireTigeris - 4/30/12 at 3:14pm
Not sure what's up with that. But it works.
Here is the other post
Dogs 'forget' their manner much some like teenager humans do, this occurres between 1-2 years old. Dogs need retraining and refresher courses.
I use leash training.
My greyhound on a leash is perfect, off a leash is ok as long as she can see me, off the leash without supervision she is still a danger to my birds.