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Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies

Livingood, Lee


1. Auflage September 2000
288 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-0-7645-5276-2
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"The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound ownerliving with you."
--Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project

"Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance willhave a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dogowner."
--Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest

The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend forthousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almostexclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s,dogs that didn't make the grade at the track, and those pasttheir primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates,60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year!Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted torescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes.

Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybeyou're already sharing your life with one of these charminganimals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything youneed to know to:
* Understand the Greyhound personality
* Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt
* Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family
* Educate yourself and your retired racer
* Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs
* Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come

With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingooddrawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogsto cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhoundowner, and she fills you in on:
* The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound
* Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and yourfamily
* Physical and behavioral characteristics
* How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be acompanion
* Dealing with common behavioral and health problems
* Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound
* Fun things to do with your hound

Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with anex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is mustreading for anyone considering adoption or who's alreadytaken the leap.


PART I: Getting to Know Greyhounds.

Chapter 1: The History of Greyhounds.

Chapter 2: Retired Racing Greyhounds 101: The Basics of theBreed.

PART II: Finding Your Soul Mate.

Chapter 3: Determing Whether a Retired Racing Greyhound Is Rightfor 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 theRacetrack.

Chapter 6: Living with a Retired Racing Greyhound.

Chapter 7: Learning to Speak Dog.

Chapter 8: Elbows off the Table!: Teaching Your Greyhound BasicHousehold Etiquette.

Chapter 9: More Training: Adding Multitask Behaviors.

Chapter 10: Dealing with Behavioral Problems.

Chapter 11: Helping the Fearful Dog Stand on His Own FourFeet.

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 GetsSick.

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 RetiredRacer.

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.


Book Registration Information.
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.