Further Information & Resources

Forever Hounds Trust

Forever Hounds Trust is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted, abused or abandoned Greyhounds and Lurchers. Not only can you look at the dogs they currently have for adoption, but they also have a lot of helpful information about sighthounds including 22 downloadable fact sheets on various subjects including bringing your new dog home, toilet training, alone time and recall training.

Foerever Hounds Trust

Patricia McConnell, PH.D

Patricia McConnell, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. Patricia has seen clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988 and her website is full or articles and resources.

Patricia McConnell

Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies

I bought this book before I adopted Miss Nancy and it was great to learn more about these dogs, and also to refer to after I got her. It is written by an American so some bits will not be relevant to the UK but I still found it a very informative and helpful book.

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The Other End of the Leash

I found this book so valuable in increasing my understanding of dogs and seeing things from their perspective. Patricia McConnell discusses why humans behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you'll understand why much of what appears to be doggy disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication.

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The House Lurcher: Care, Rearing and Training at Home

By Jackie Drakeford, this book is a rich source of sighthound information from a different perspective. It covers training for happy coexistence in the house, recall, feeding and holistic medical care amongst much else.

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