Precautions to take when allowing your Greyhound to run outdoors

Allowing your Greyhound to run even though she may not be a racer any more is a nice thing to do.

There is still no reason why you cannot enjoy the natural abilities that this dog breed displays as it enthusiastically runs for pleasure and exercise.

These animals are one of nature's most athletic creations that can move at unbelievable speeds and should be enjoyed by you, the owner.

And while your Greyhound is an extremely obedient dog, its true nature is to bolt after a target without hesitation or control.

So be sure to adhere to the following safety precautions when enjoying your Greyhound to run outside:

1. Do not unhook your Greyhound's leash until you are absolutely sure that the surrounding areas are safe of most moving animals and people.

The last thing you need is for your dog to take you on a high speed chase through the woods while going after a deer or other obvious animal.

2. Be sure that you are away from drop off cliffs, busy roadways, and drainage pipes.

3. Totally avoid taking your dog near forest areas during hunting season.

If you must be outside in the wooded area then it is advisable to coat your dog in a bright Dog Safety Vest.

This will help the hunters to identify the dog and not be mistaken for the hunt.

4. Greyhounds will reach incredible speeds when running full blast. This can prove extremely deadly and even fatal if your Greyhound runs into a tree or worse yet, info your body.

If you notice that your Greyhound is running towards you at high speeds, stand perfectly still.

Greyhounds like to dart out of the way at the last minute and if you move suddenly, you may both move into the same direction and get seriously injured.

5. Last but not least, always bring a Dog First Aid Kit with you and your Greyhound dog when going out for play and exercise.

In fact, a first aid kit is wise to have handy for any situation, whether for people or your dog.

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