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Kieran Lennon
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25 Aug 2010 17:23


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Is there anybody out there looking for a challenge i have a sep 08 gorgeous black bitch who i saved from the chop a few months ago but she is just not getting any better she is frightened of her own shadow pity cos she has great breeding half sister to ten large down so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a dog whisperer please get back to me,Or even if you have any tips on how to combat the nervousness i would keep her any help appreciated.



Brian Loughnane
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25 Aug 2010 17:36


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hi kieran is she leading...take her walking in a busy town or city leave a radio on in her kennel 24/7 and put her wit younger pups give her the roll of been the boss and also if ya could bring her into your home everyday for about 4-6 weeks all these changes will spook her for a little while but in time she will learn all these changes are part of everyday life and she will gradually gain confidence if none of this works i think ceaser millan is your only chance...lol... best of luck wit her....another option is breed her im sure if you put her to royal impact her pups would be something to look foward to...



Kieran Lennon
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25 Aug 2010 17:39


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Cheers her breeding is Ace hi rumble / honey princess


Thomas Bambury
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25 Aug 2010 18:03


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Kieran
i would not even bother trying to improve her
she will always be a nervous wreck
i would not breed from her either as she will
pass on the nerves to her pups
it is the one fault in a greyhound that it is
nearly impossible to improve or cure
some are not as bad as yours seems to be
and can be handled they might make it
but chronic cases are a total waste of
time and effort




Brian Loughnane
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25 Aug 2010 18:19


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hi tom a friend of mine has a top class brood who was nominated for brood of the year 3 years back and she is a total bag of nerves and none of her pups have itim not going to mention her name as i dint think he would be to happy...but i know wat your saying they are in general a nightmare, off topic have a smashing litter of pups by rusheen ella without doubt the best looking pups iv ever seen....


Thomas Bambury
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25 Aug 2010 19:07


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Brian
what dog are they by
what age are they



Brian Loughnane
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25 Aug 2010 19:25


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hi tom their by my own fella Bruce Ali their 7 months tom i think the cross will click a similar cross produced Tyrur Enda..


Ray Mc Guinness
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25 Aug 2010 19:44


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kieran i will give her a go you can contact me ray_mcg@hotmail.com


William Robinson
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25 Aug 2010 20:00


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The women are usually good with nervous dogs maybe theres a girl out there that would like the challengeor someone with small kennel only few dogs that will give her plenty of attention and handling.hope you get someone that will give her a chance.


Maureen L.
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25 Aug 2010 23:35


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Just what does "saved from the chop" mean, Kieran?


Orchard Greyhound Sa
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26 Aug 2010 09:33


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thomas bambury wrote:

Kieran
i would not even bother trying to improve her
she will always be a nervous wreck
i would not breed from her either as she will
pass on the nerves to her pups
it is the one fault in a greyhound that it is
nearly impossible to improve or cure
some are not as bad as yours seems to be
and can be handled they might make it
but chronic cases are a total waste of
time and effort

Your advice is simply wrong. I take in nervous greyhounds all the time. You simply don't know what you are talking about. You don't have an ounce of patience and simply don't know HOW to deal with such cases.....so your attitude is: "if I can't deal with it, it's a waste of time." Pity the dogs who have been in your care who just needed a bit of help. There's a lot better advice on here than yours.




Kevin Black
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26 Aug 2010 09:44


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hi kieran try some thiamin b1 100mg tablets give her 2 a day for 10 days these work


Diana Webb
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26 Aug 2010 10:07


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Kieran

Don't write this bitch off,we had a dog who jumped at his own shadow,peed if you as much as looked at him,we put him on pure B12 tablets,the ones that are just B12,no additives etc,get some children round to make a fuss over her,kids are great with nervous dogs,I'm talking from experience,they don't tower over the dogs,the dogs don't find them a threat.If you go down to her level,she will be more comfortable,it's when people stand over them,they feel threatened.Is there a school near by,where you can take her? stand outside the school,kids will love to stroke her,and I'm telling you,she will appreciate the attention she recieves.
The dog we had that was very nervous,went on to win Open Races,and people will vouch for how nervous this dog was,another thing Kieron,when she's in her paddock,get a chair,sit in her paddock with a few dry nuts,when she comes over to you,give her a nut,you will find within a week,she will gladly come for a stroke,but as I said earlier,get the kids involved.

All the best.


Orchard Greyhound Sa
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26 Aug 2010 10:08


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Hi Kieron - I was just outside doing dog chores and thinking about what I posted above.

I decided to come back in and offer a few practical thoughts and see Kevin Black has somewhat beat me to it, as he's suggested something close to one of the suggestions I was going to make.

All the B vitamins are good for a dog's central nervous system, so you can just buy B-complex (which has all the B vitamins in it plus some extra) and give her just one or two a day for 10 days or even more.

Another thing you can do is make sure she is not on high-protein nuts. If she is getting anything above 20% it could be going to her head. If she is on high protein, you can cut it with Gain or Red Mills Brown Bread Nuggets, which is only about 10%. There is also Gain Retired, which is 20% protein. If she is already on lowered protein levels, then give her only the brown bread nuggets mixed with some mince or sardines or whatever. The protein in real meat or fish will not affect her negatively.

You can also add uncooked porridge oats to her food, maybe 2 or 3 tablespoons. This has nutrients which calm and settle a dog...including some of the same nutrients as B-vitamins.

She also needs to get real exercise, to be able to run and play a bit. I like to get my dogs here to a point where they are simply too tired to be nervous, but tired in a good, healthy way.

A lot of the other advice on here was generally pretty good too. Just having her around other greyhounds who love people and are friendly provides her with a model to follow, with behaviour to copy.

Feel free to email me. orchardgreyhounds@yahoo.ie




Orchard Greyhound Sa
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26 Aug 2010 10:11


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Diana Webb wrote:

Kieran

Don't write this bitch off,we had a dog who jumped at his own shadow,peed if you as much as looked at him,we put him on pure B12 tablets,the ones that are just B12,no additives etc,get some children round to make a fuss over her,kids are great with nervous dogs,I'm talking from experience,they don't tower over the dogs,the dogs don't find them a threat.If you go down to her level,she will be more comfortable,it's when people stand over them,they feel threatened.Is there a school near by,where you can take her? stand outside the school,kids will love to stroke her,and I'm telling you,she will appreciate the attention she recieves.
The dog we had that was very nervous,went on to win Open Races,and people will vouch for how nervous this dog was,another thing Kieron,when she's in her paddock,get a chair,sit in her paddock with a few dry nuts,when she comes over to you,give her a nut,you will find within a week,she will gladly come for a stroke,but as I said earlier,get the kids involved.

All the best.

B12 is often used on Ahlzheimer patients and others with psychological problems in the Scandinavian countries. There is no doubt at all that the B Vitamins all have a very positive affect on the central nervous system.


Thomas Bambury
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26 Aug 2010 12:07


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Orchard greyhound sa
my advice is from experience and i dont need a lecture from you on how to care for greyhounds
you take in nervous dogs because their owners couldent handle them
a chronically nervous dog is uncurable
i know of an instance where a trainers wife in Liverpool kept a very nervous bitch in the dwelling house
one evening her two year old grandaughter was visiting and she went over to where the bitch was cowering behind a sette because there was strangers in the house
the bitch snapped at her face and actually pulled out her eye
the child was very seriously injured amd has had dozens of operations she is now 10 years old
her face is seriously disfigured and she cannot control her eye movements
that is what these people got for trying to home a nervous wreck
i stand over what i said a chronically nervous dog is uncurable
is a danger to people trying to handle it
i will give you the peoples number in Liverpool if you want to check it out
and in future keep your rants and warped observations to yourself
i dont need any advice from you
i care for my dogs as my results prove


Lotte Orum
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26 Aug 2010 12:25


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You can put all the worlds tender loving care into a nervous greyhound and you can be lucky getting a loving greyhound....however, a small thing can tricker the dog right back into the nervous stage and you are back to square one again, if not lower. Been there, done that and with a racing greyhound there are a lot of trickers. Steward, spectators, pick-up etc etc etc... a million more trickers than with a pet greyhound. Nervous greyhounds often seem to be hesitant in races and particular towards pick-up. My advise - put the nervous bitch out of her misery and rehome.
Too bad about the Derby - you mustn't have been BAD enough - no help from below...lol... you know what I mean.x



Monika Then Bergh
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26 Aug 2010 13:44


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thomas bambury wrote:

Orchard greyhound sa
my advice is from experience and i dont need a lecture from you on how to care for greyhounds
you take in nervous dogs because their owners couldent handle them
a chronically nervous dog is uncurable
i know of an instance where a trainers wife in Liverpool kept a very nervous bitch in the dwelling house
one evening her two year old grandaughter was visiting and she went over to where the bitch was cowering behind a sette because there was strangers in the house
the bitch snapped at her face and actually pulled out her eye
the child was very seriously injured amd has had dozens of operations she is now 10 years old
her face is seriously disfigured and she cannot control her eye movements
that is what these people got for trying to home a nervous wreck
i stand over what i said a chronically nervous dog is uncurable
is a danger to people trying to handle it
i will give you the peoples number in Liverpool if you want to check it out
and in future keep your rants and warped observations to yourself
i dont need any advice from you
i care for my dogs as my results prove


Thomas, would you please accept others to like reading all ideas to a case like that? That would be nice. It is a thread in the Adoption Section and Orchards advices may help many other cases. So you may have your sight - no prob - but accept others to write theyr experiences as well. I appreciate all experianced advice living in a desert according to greyhoundknowledge. Thanks!


Orchard Greyhound Sa
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26 Aug 2010 14:12


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thomas bambury wrote:

Orchard greyhound sa
my advice is from experience and i dont need a lecture from you on how to care for greyhounds
you take in nervous dogs because their owners couldent handle them
a chronically nervous dog is uncurable
i know of an instance where a trainers wife in Liverpool kept a very nervous bitch in the dwelling house
one evening her two year old grandaughter was visiting and she went over to where the bitch was cowering behind a sette because there was strangers in the house
the bitch snapped at her face and actually pulled out her eye
the child was very seriously injured amd has had dozens of operations she is now 10 years old
her face is seriously disfigured and she cannot control her eye movements
that is what these people got for trying to home a nervous wreck
i stand over what i said a chronically nervous dog is uncurable
is a danger to people trying to handle it
i will give you the peoples number in Liverpool if you want to check it out
and in future keep your rants and warped observations to yourself
i dont need any advice from you
i care for my dogs as my results prove

My "rants and warped observations" are based on my own personal experience with greyhounds I have taken in during the past several years. I didn't offer you any advice because I knew you didn't want any. And I certainly didn't say you don't take care of your dogs - but that when it comes to "chronically nervous" greyhounds, you don't seem to have even half the knowledge of other posters here.

As for your friends in Liverpool LETTING A 2 YEAR OLD APPROACH A COWERING NERVOUS GREYHOUND HIDING BEHIND A SETTEE - my God, with stories like that, no wonder we have problems finding homes for these dogs. That is one of the most irresponsible examples of exposing a toddler to a nervous dog that I have ever heard of. Thanks a million for offering yet another horror story about greyhounds.

I work too hard at trying to promote greyhounds as pets, and when I see a post like yours on a board, I most certainly will comment. I have responsibly homed PLENTY of dogs once labeled as "chronically nervous".

It's only "incurable" if you don't know how to deal with it.




Thomas Bambury
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26 Aug 2010 14:34


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Orchard
the child was not seen approaching the bitch
until too late they never dreamed she would bite
really nervous ones never improve or if they are in their own envoirnment they can get by barely
if a stranger even looks at them they will bolt
how many people have had nervous ones escape when they got some kind of fright
they cannot be taken to track as they cannot be caught
they probably wont chase anyway
the really bad ones are not fit for re homing either as they could do the most unpredictable things like the liverpool one
i wish you all the best in your work but in my opinion the only cure for chronic cases is a brain transplant


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