We are currently changing a few things at GAP - for the better of course. So here is the first bit of news.
When you adopt a new dog, it is not always smooth sailing bringing your new best friend into your home. That is why at Greyhounds as Pets, we are always there to help if you need advice. However, maybe you were not sure who to call or were too afraid to ask. So to ensure that we are always there when you need us, NZ wide and with consistent advice, we now have Bec Conole in the role of Adoption Aftercare, Training and Behaviour Consultant. Bec is not new to GAP, but adopted her greyhounds Priceless & Blondie in 2011 and got straight into volunteering for us, then became an Area Coordinator and was most recently Regional Coordinator for the East Central region.
Bec will be in touch with all new adoptees to make sure your first days with a greyhound are all you want them to be. And we will stay in touch to make sure it stays that way. If you already have a greyhound, and have a problem or just a question about their behaviour, please get in touch with Bec and she will be happy to help. You can contact Bec on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 021 773 331.
Here's a personal note from Bec:
"My partner Tristan and I adopted Priceless (January) and Blondie (April) in 2011 and got involved with volunteering for GAP right away. I became the Wairarapa AC in January 2012 and then a RC in November 2015.
Blondie arrived full of mischief so we quickly started exploring dog training which led to doing competitive obedience, RallyO and some agility. My passion has become pet dog training and creating fabulous relationships with our dogs. This makes them a pleasure to have around! I now help with taking classes at Wairarapa Dog Training Club when I can.
By day I am Practice Manager at Southey Sayer Chartered Accountants and in my spare time (LOL) I enjoy goofing around with B&P, gardening and have also got back into horse riding in the last couple of years.
I'm really looking forward to my new role with GAP and hope to help everyone have a great relationship with their greyhound."