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It is extremely important to remember that your greyhound has never been left alone before.
So if you have to leave him at home alone, he may be scared and confused. He's wondering...... Where did you go? Will you return? Where am I?
Here are a few tips to help ease this common separation anxiety:
Practice leaving your greyhound
....for just a few minutes at a time to start with. Don't make a big deal about leaving (if he thinks you're going somewhere and having more fun than he is, then he'll definitely be upset!) and just leave for 15 minutes at first. If possible, gradually increase this time away to a few hours. He'll soon get the idea that you're coming back and his anxiety about you leaving him forever will be eased. An item of worn clothing can provide comfort.
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Borrow an indoor kennel for the first few weeks
If anxiety is bad, then borrowing a good-
The plan might be to place him in the kennel when left home alone, during the first 2 weeks. Then, when he starts to know the family routine, he's again placed in the kennel, but now with the door left open, to give him the choice of whether to stay in it or not. After 2 more weeks, the kennel can be returned as your greyhound will now have settled in properly. But do wait to see how he fares at first before borrowing or even purchasing a kennel -
Any pets, including Greyhounds can be terrified of loud noises. Fireworks, storms, thunder and lightening may scare your dog. Don't leave them alone if possible.
During firework season, take your greyhound out for their walk before dark. Draw the curtains at dusk and put the radio or television on. Your greyhound will look to you for your response to the sounds so try not to react. Let your dog go to where it feels safe and do not keep pampering them -
DAP diffusers, available from your local vets are very good at calming your greyhound. This is a plug-
Prior to the firework season, you can also prepare your greyhound by buying a 'Noise Phobia CD or cassette'. This imitates the sounds of fireworks and should be played at a very low level for a couple of days.
Gradually increase the volume of the CD over a few days and your greyhound will become used to the strange noises and hopefully begin to show no fear when hearing them. There are also Homeopathic remedies such as Kali-