Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Kira’s First Halloween and Sheena’s Surgery, Using Acupuncture To Make Your Greyhound Feel Younger, High Potassium During Anesthesia Causes Greyhound Sudden Death. There are different types of tail-wagging, but more about this in the BODY LANGUAGE section. Managing excessive barkingIs breeding for you? This is entering the subject of pack order/hierarchy (if you subscribe to this position) and will be covered in other articles, but consider this: the dog considers a small child as a lesser member of the pack and may try to push the child around. This behavior is entirely individual and depends on the way your Greyhound reacts to certain people. Once your Greyhound relaxes and begins to adjust to life in a home, he will indeed bark if the occasion calls for it. Some actually pull their lips back and show you a disarmingly human type of smile with teeth together. Some Greyhounds bark when a person or other dog comes to the front door or when another dog walks by the house. Most Greyhounds adore quiet, confident children but some, especially females, will discipline unruly children as they would unruly puppies. “He” and “she” are used throughout this article because we love both sexes! Not only does CGC provide great foundational training for your dog, it is also a good stepping-stone to other dog sports. This is a perfect instance of observing what the entire dog is doing, not just watching the tail. A tail held low means the dog needs comfort and is being submissive. In any other dog, ears up and forward means potential aggression. All Greyhound found here are from AKC-Registered parents. If your dog shows signs of dominance but lies on his back and shows you his belly, Congratulations! If your dog won’t look at you, lies on his back and shows his belly, urinates or defecates when he or she sees you, a visitor or an animal, he or she is being submissive. Some will growl, wag their tails, and stomp their feet when they want your attention. So you bark back – Woof woof. If the child is shy and not confident (submissive from the dog’s point of view), the dog may try to take a higher place in the household hierarchy than the child. When I write “say,” I mean just that. These lower-energy, quieter breeds adapt well to city living and make the best apartment dogs. Rather, your Greyhound is simply not used to being touched this way and may interpret your affection as aggression. Open 24 hours. Some bark only at strangers. A Greyhound adopted from the abhorrent world of Greyhound racing will probably be an easily scared animal due to the abuse and food shortages it received from its previous commercial life. Hello Carley, Check out the barking article and video series linked below. If you want to be dominant over your dog, you would stare it down. And you’ll have to see what the ears, eyes, and mouth are doing, too. When looking for a permanent solution, keep in mind that it is important for you, as the dog’s owner, to find the source of the behavior. The. Please call the Greyhound bus station to verify hours before making travel arrangements. In our dog's case, she seemed to bark from anxiety and the barking fueled her anxiety. Plus, the deep, loud bark he also uttered at the same time would scare a new owner the first few times it happened. The dog probably isn’t going to attack; it just wants you to know that she is there, is alpha, and is something to be reckoned with. 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This is the look of the recently-adopted Greyhound who doesn’t know you or where it is living and is still nervous about its new life. Some Greyhounds bark when a person or other dog comes to the front door or when another dog walks by the house. Most breeds of dogs have an ear set that is predictable. Greyhound ears are truly amazing. This program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. A few lift their upper lips and look so nasty you’d swear they about to bite you. Knowing where your Greyhound comes from is essential in understanding the animal's later reactions. This is a delicious little movement when the lower lip/jaw vibrates at the speed of sound. When I write “say,” I mean just that. To them, the singing/howling sounds like a death knell. 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There are different types of tail-wagging, but more about this in the. 3 months, 1 week ago Daisy's Owner Caitlin Crittenden. And, often one ear will go one direction and the other in a totally different direction and position. Which leads us to the subject of submission. by Julie (Perth, Australia) Our 3 year old whippet is barking at night when let out, he runs along the back fence barking. “Gee, what a happy dog!” is the first thing that comes to mind when a dog wags its tail. Some dogs playing make aggressive sounds, but actually the barking has a higher pitched, confusing those inexperienced in greyhound training. Most Greyhounds are fine with children, even babies. Adopting a greyhound who was once on the dog-racing circuit is a learning situation not just for you and the dog, but also for you and the greyhound-owning community. 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You must stay calm, ignore other people around you, concentrate on your dog and keep spraying him and saying 'No' till he stops barking. Before you hear the first bark, you are likely to hear moans of satisfaction when your Greyhound lies down on a soft bed or some grunts if you happen to pet your new friend in a particularly satisfying place on its body, often behind the ear or even in the ear. Very important: When the tip of the tail wags, you are seeing possible aggression or dominance but not attack. This is entering the subject of pack order/hierarchy (if you subscribe to this position) and will be covered in other articles, but consider this: the dog considers a small child as a lesser member of the pack and may try to push the child around. Greyhound ears are truly amazing. The first deals with vocalization, the second with how Greyhounds express themselves with eyes, lips, mouth and other parts of their lovely anatomies, and the third with overall posture and body language. When this happens it may mean a bad encounter with a man or that they simply never met a man. Again, watch the whole dog, not one expression. And, often one ear will go one direction and the other in a totally different direction and position. Greyhounds are excellent character judging. All in the Family: Kids, Dogs, and Keeping the Peace! There’s no denying the fact that barking is a natural reaction for most canines. Living in an apartment doesn't mean you can't have a dog. Bus Station: Monday - Sunday. But sometimes, dog barking can become a problem and an annoyance. Sort by: Muskogee To Akron. Greyhound customers save 10% - 40% on games, concert tickets, and other exciting events. In fact, there are many dogs in shelters because the owners (or their neighbors) just couldn’t handle the barking. strangers. Cockers have ears that flop. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports. Greyhounds often will not bark when they want to go out to relieve themselves. A knowledgeable Greyhound photographer might not insist on the “straight-out” pose, although it does look great in a photo. Take heart; time usually cures this when the dog becomes more trusting. . Most Greyhounds are fine with children, even babies. Much has been written about body language between and among people; the same is true for body language between and among animals of all kinds. It can mean your dog has to move its bowels! Pupils of the eyes are a key to the dog’s feelings. Some other dogs will object to this invasion of space, but it just seems worse when your up-til-now sweet Greyhound does it to you or, more often, to your child. However, if your dog isn’t backing down or looking away from you, staring back at the dog is definitely the wrong thing to do. The tail between the legs means one thing: fright or the deep uncertainty of the newly-adopted dog. Seek and Geoffrey playing. They’re not unless you have good reason to believe something is wrong. Upcoming Bus Trips from Muskogee Travel Plaza in Muskogee, Oklahoma. This other type of communication is called body language. But Greyhounds! Very important: When the tip of the tail wags, you are seeing possible aggression or dominance but not attack. 1. Is the barking in response to an event or is But Greyhounds! It can also mean “You are mine.” Just be aware that there may be some jockeying for alpha position going one here, above and beyond affection. When the ears are like this a lot you have a photogenic dog. A snarl with a growl means trouble; it is defined as “the nose is wrinkled and the lips rise vertically.” But here we go again to break that rule. If you have a greyhound who is a bit more fearful, he or she will bark to warn, and try and be ahead of the fear. If you want this type of barking to stop, Sawchuk says the most important thing is to not yell at the dog. Fifth, even more interesting, some will growl while making a talking sound of “Err-ow, wow wow.” It sounds exactly like a combination growl and a serious attempt to speak in vowels, mostly. Skin and Coat Problems in the Retired Greyhound, Make A Portable Pen For Your RV Or Trailer, Core Strength, Hydration and Determining Your Greyhound’s Ideal Weight, Feeding Your Greyhound for Health and Fitness*, Homemade Liverwurst Pill Pockets – Unknown. Some of these actions will take place between dogs and children who are smaller than they. There are so many varieties of tail movements that the different ones are bolded for easier identification. He – or she – is more likely saying “Hey, look at me!” I say “possibly indicates aggression” because one of my dogs did this when he wanted a cookie, but the behaviorists will tell you that this means aggression. Of course, it also means “I’m unhappy,” “I’m lonely,” or “I hurt.”. This is a serious attempt to have a conversation with you. When a dog stares at you but its head is sideways and tilted upward, it may mean the dog and you are in for a hassle. The elbows and torso are on the floor, the rump is up in the air, there may be a smile on the face: the play posture means fun! It may happen at a specific time each day. The Greyhound is far more likely expecting something, like a treat or a trip outside. Cockers have ears that flop. (by me). Do you have such a greyhound? One-Way. He is merely moving his lips away from my fingers for easy access to the treat! Greyhound, Selling a House When It’s Gone to the Dogs, Greyhounds under general veterinary care in the UK during 2016: demography and common disorders, Important article on pain control for osteosarcoma. © Marcia Herman. Please don’t. They are the primary methods that your dog uses to tell you how he feels or what he wants. It is part of the race. Many people jump out of their skins the first time they hear their Greyhound bark. When I go upstairs after giving him his last toilet (usually 11, 11.30ish - my gf goes up about 10, 10.30ish before me) he will go to his bed and watch me like a hawk up the stairs, and almost as soon as ive gone into the bedroom we hear whining which quickly graduates into full-on barking which can last anywhere up to 5 minutes. Sometimes they yelp, bark, or make throaty noises while clicking. You may have disturbed it while it was sleeping or dozing. Then again, look at the lead photo in this article. How do I stop the barking? Kebo’s “What’s that I’m hearing? If this happens and is directed at a cat or other small animal, separate them quickly and be sure the dog is on a leash. (The hound may also be drooling at this point.). If no one notices these subtle signs, he will often relieve itself at the doorway! © Shelley Ann Bunch-Lake. Greyhounds don’t tend to bark often, which is great if you live in a quiet area with lots of neighbors. . This can be very frightening when heard for the first time, but when it becomes commonplace, it’s great fun for everybody. Before you hear the first bark, you are likely to hear moans of satisfaction when your Greyhound lies down on a soft bed or some grunts if you happen to pet your new friend in a particularly satisfying place on its body, often behind the ear or even in the ear! This behavior is entirely individual and depends on the way your Greyhound reacts to certain people. What’s uncommon for the breed isn’t impossible, and your dog may bark more than other Greyhounds. Most people love to see a dog wagging its tail. Do greyhounds bark? Dog owners of any breed must learn how to deal with getting their dogs to do what the owner wants it to do. It’s an “I dare you to pill me!” In another situation, that look may mean trouble of a very serious nature. There is a lot of folklore about what a wagging tail means. He may well sound like something from the “Hound of the Baskerville” or she perhaps will shriek like a coloratura soprano. Bear and Marty — Staring Fear in the Face, Kittens and Greyhounds: A Mix that Can Match. But those of us “in the know” smile and tell them “All is well.”, BODY LANGUAGE ~ EYES, EARS, MOUTH, TAIL, POSTURE. Anything can be expected here. Some Greyhounds are simply afraid of men (or women) in certain kinds of hats and it has nothing to do with a bad experience! 1. For dogs who have established barking as a leisure-time activity, though, a simple solution does not always work. I have never seen such a position in a Greyhound, possibly because there are very few aggressive Greyhounds or possibly because their ears just can’t do this. Most breeds of dogs have an ear set that is predictable. Sometimes, the most straightforward solutions work. Over the years we’ve had as pets greyhounds, a retriever-shepherd mix, a retriever-Dalmatian mix, a Rottweiler, and a Dalmatian. Some Greyhounds bark when a person or other dog comes to the front door or when another dog walks by the house. This was covered in the section on tail-wagging. What Happens? Whining is part of the conversation. All 13 Greyhounds we’ve had over the years have growled in combination with the “Let’s Play!” play-bow stance of rump up in the air, elbows on the ground and tail wagging happily. Don’t respond. For example, when a dog is on the attack, his vocalizations will have the shortest pause between barks of any other barking sound. © Marcia Herman. Back away slowly and sideways. Oftentimes, owners try to stop a dog … This is very important to remember because, as you already know, Greyhounds are not barkers. Occasionally, dilated pupils mean the dog is not feeling well, and when this is the case, you won’t see the other signs of an aggressive dog. All our hounds are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, and heartworm tested and treated. She’s Smart, She’s Jo Ann, THE PEDIGREE OF HB’s COMMANDER, THE AMERICAN DERBY, AND WHY RACING GREYHOUNDS RACE, Who’s On First? One answer to this is to bring the dog inside the house at this time and keep it busy by offering it a chew toy; another option might be to take the dog to the park or for a walk. The dog probably isn’t going to attack; it just wants you to know that she is there, is alpha, and is something to be reckoned with. Some CG Magazine Back Issues are now online. The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program is the gold standard of how dogs should behave. Is Fostering Greyhounds a Worthwhile Experience? When Your Greyhound’s Personality Changes. Sometimes, it means “How about a cookie?” or “Let’s go!” And, if she clicks or snaps at your hair or throat, it means “I love you.” The click/snap is actually a replacement for the lick; you will find that most of these dogs aren’t lickers. Anything can be expected here. The World's Only Articles Anthology for Greyhound Lovers. They just love to stalk, hunters that they are. Most times, friendly dogs will greet people with the tail either wagging wildly back and forth so hard and fast that you think its tail will fall off or it will be a wide, lazy sweep. A dog that has had many positive experiences with all ages and types of people, including people on bikes, in wheelchairs, children, etc., is less likely to bark at them. Aortic Thromboembolism: Are Greyhounds at Risk? When you have a few Greyhounds living with you, you will probably discover that your dogs will form a chorus, ranging from soprano to bass. Yes, but the type of tail-wagging is the key to how a dog feels. Please don’t. Idiopathic Fear and Withdrawal In Greyhounds. Greyhound Racing in Florida will end soon. This behavior is sometimes puzzling, if not downright frightening, to many new Greyhound adopters. Dogs bark. It’s training time when this happens. © Ellie Goldstein, The play bow at its best – Gabe invites Cleo the pug to play. 736 Dog owners recommended. It all depends on the rest of the body language, especially if the body is stiff. He's a 19 month old saluki/ greyhound lurcher. Some of these actions will take place between dogs and children who are smaller than they. Determining the root cause of barking will help you figure out how best to curtail it. Dog Trainer. Many dogs will bark to get your attention, ask for food, or to tell you to open the door or let them out of the crate. Rest assured your dog is not ill; he is content. That’s why they wear muzzles at the track. Barking Whippet at Night. You have become “The Leader of the hierarchy.” May your household be a happy and harmonious one! “He” and “she” are used throughout this article because we love both sexes! They just love to stalk, hunters that they are. Usually, the first thing you will notice about your new Greyhound is that he is quiet. The elbows and torso are on the floor, the rump is up in the air, there may be a smile on the face: the play posture means fun! Starting from $ 129. If a Greyhound’s ears are straight up or out, it is listening. Use a calm, firm voice to tell your dog to be “quiet” and positively reinforce correct behavior with treats and affection. Make sure that the dog knows the child is higher in the pack than he is. In this photo he successfully let me know what was in his mind at the time. Some bark only at strangers. Greyhound Rescue’s adoption fee is $385. © Joanne Johnson. As a matter of fact, just because a dog is wagging its tail doesn’t mean it’s friendly. But – I get this look when I’m trying to give a pill and the dog is going to give me a hard time about taking that pill. If you see this, be careful. There is nothing quite as obnoxious as a dog who has learned to get what he wants by whining and barking at you. Often, a Greyhound will have a racing injury or an ailment that no one could possibly know about without knowing the complete history before being adopted. If they are dilated, the dog is afraid and may become aggressive. A dog may bark at people or other dogs if they haven’t been socialized well enough. Greyhound ears don’t give the same clues as do other breed dogs. A tired dog who’s had adequate physical and mental stimulation is less likely to bark inordinately. If we're out for a walk & I stop to talk to someone with a dog, Sparky gets really impatient and barks a lot at me - it's very much directed at me rather than my other half (but he occasionally does it to OH if I am not there). When you have a dog, you know with certainty that they’re going to bark–whether out of fear, to be territorial, as a joyful greeting, for attention, or maybe because they’re bored. This is anticipation and happiness. In this case you husband should look away every time the dog barks at him. Make sure that the dog knows the child is higher in the pack than he is. Ladybug in a modified play bow. Third, any dog, Greyhound or not, will growl when it is leaned on, stepped on, or poked at too hard. Oftentimes, owners try to stop a dog from barking in ways that fail to address long-term behavior. These dogs are small dogs but don’t tell them that. Find Greyhound Puppies and Breeders in your area and helpful Greyhound information. The lower the tail, the less happy it is. Another way dogs use their eyes is for active aggression. But if you feel they’re barking excessively, your best bet is to figure out the cause of the barking and address it consistently and patiently. The Art of Animal Communication: New Age or New Tool? The rest of the body will likely be erect, the legs stiff and slightly spread apart and ears up. I try to lead her away from the dog if I can and to the other side of the trail (it helps), but like most things of course most of the meetings happen at the narrowest parts of the trail where meetings can not be avoided. They stand straight up like the Shepherd or Doberman; they go out like your average mixed breed; they go back tight to the head like a normal Greyhound. Everyone knows greyhounds don’t bark. If you’re not sure of a particular behavior, read what other writers have to say about it. They vocalize in strange and wonderful ways with their barking, moaning, grunting, teeth-snapping, “snorfling”…….., growling, whining and even singing. However, if you have other dogs in your home, they will teach greyhounds to bark. I emphasize may. There is no meanness here. Many a Greyhound has been returned to an adoption group after it snapped at someone who stepped over it while it was sleeping with its eyes opened. A variation of this is also known as “nitting.” No, your Greyhound is not trying to nip at you and rip your flesh; it is telling you how happy it is to be with you. https://www.akc.org/subscription/thank-you. If this happens to you, do not stare at the dog. Lina the greyhound barking at me. Barking in the racing greyhound kennel environment. Some bark only at strangers. This position may occur long after the adoption in the shyer Greyhound. (Northern Greyhound Adoptions). This is sometimes mistaken for a snarl which is quite different and not very likely to happen if the tail is wagging low. Just look at those ears. One of my Greyhounds (the same one who looks fierce when he wants a cookie) does this exact same thing with his lips when he gently takes the cookie he just weaseled from me. This is not true. You may think the dog was awake, but it was in fact not awake. Fourth, but very common, is the play growl. The 2 most likely possibilities are: Scenario 1: Your dog wants attention from your husband. Back away slowly and sideways. Greyhounds don’t growl often. Make sure your dog has an adequate amount of physical and mental exercise before you leave in the morning. If this happens and is directed at a cat or other small animal, separate them quickly and be sure the dog is on a leash. Greyhounds often vocalize. It is slightly different from that of “other” dogs. plaintive whining, barking or howling incessantly; urinating or defecating indoors; destruction of household property with tooth and nail (often harming themselves in the process) escape behaviors (dog may destroy doors, windows, surrounding woodwork, may dig under fences, jump over fences, open gates) exaggerated greeting behaviors Examples include yelling, rewarding bad habits, or inconsistently disciplining. The idea is that these approximate the household sounds when the owner is present. And some bark only at. That is not “Greyhound only” behavior. When a Greyhound holds its ears back to the head, it is showing its normal ear position. A common suggestion by trainers for dogs who bark when owners are gone is to leave the dog with some familiar sounds, such as a radio or television program. Again, you really have to look at several parts of the dog’s body to determine what is really going on in the dog’s mind. This behavior is sometimes puzzling, if not downright frightening, to many new Greyhound adopters. Cullen and Merlin sniffing the ocean at Dewey Beach. Greyhounds are excellent character judging. When two or more are running around the yard racing with each other, especially with newly-adopted dogs, all dogs should be muzzled. The phrase “Let sleeping dogs lie” certainly applies here. They may growl here too. Greyhounds often vocalize. Get to know your dog and it’s combo of body language. Which leads us to the subject of submission. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. Sometimes Greyhounds will not seem to like one member of the household and will walk away from or not go to him. provide positive reinforcement to your dog when he’s lying down quietly. Your Greyhound is like other dogs in most ways, but there are certain things Greyhounds do or “say” that other dogs may not. Barking is a form of communication. This is a challenge that could escalate into a battle that you don’t want. Great Greyhound Motivators — Praise, Play, Treats, and Toys, Le Muzzle: An Amusing Look at This Wonderful Gadget, A Greyhound’s Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Calming Signals: How to Interpret and Use Dog Language, Dominance Theory: Leave it for the wolves, Let’s Talk – Communicate Telepathically With Your Pets. AKC is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to akc.org. Many times nothing will be found, but if your hound growls when a leg gets bumped, it’s probably a warning to stay away from an old, undetectable injury. Why Don’t We Talk About What Our Dogs Really Are? This is actually called Greyhound humor by some. The depth of a Greyhound growl can make your hair stand on end. If this happens to you, do not stare at the dog. Most dogs bark, but there are several strategies to try to correct excessive barking behavior. They stand straight up like the Shepherd or Doberman; they go out like your average mixed breed; they go back tight to the head like a normal Greyhound. Thunderstorm Phobia: or Pass the Prozac, Please! If you see that a dog’s pupils are dilated, if the corners of the mouth are down and the tail is now still and straight out, watch out; you have a dog about to attack on your hands. “Snorfling” might be a good description of this activity. We encourage dogs to wear muzzles because they can nip and tear skin in the excitement of the chase. She was visibly more relaxed and happy when prevented from barking by the collar. Open 24 hours. Stats from the AKC report that Italian Greyhounds will typically grow to between 13-15 inches tall and weigh between 8-11 pounds. But sometimes, dog barking can become a problem and an annoyance. Try telling this to an animal photographer who doesn’t know Greyhounds. Some barking is very ominous, yet it may be accompanied by friendly tail-wagging, not aggressive tail-wagging. Rita’s human-looking eyes © Marcia Herman. There are Greyhounds who do this and are not being aggressive. Many Greyhounds have what we call a chapeaux. Your Greyhound is like other dogs in most ways, but there are certain things Greyhounds do or “say” that other dogs may not. Be careful; this is the beginning of aggression or dominance. At this point, the tail will be held out stiffly; the tail is not wagging anymore. 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