Some dogs whimper or bark in their sleep, while some will sleep perfectly still. And some dogs may choose to sleep in a certain place 

in the home and only in that place, while other dogs can sleep almost anywhere. Sleeping styles can be unique to different breeds or even individual dogs.

Certain breeds sleep more than others, which can be troubling to some pet owners with more than one breed of dog. You may wonder why your golden retriever sleeps 12-14 hours per day while your greyhound snoozes for 18 hours plus.

Greyhound Sleep Patterns

Just an update re Face (now Igor).  He will be five on Sunday and I will make sure he has a lovely day.   I got a companion for him just over a month ago.  She is a Weimaraner (same breed I had before and who died aged nearly 15) and only 16 months old, so very lively and frisky.  Her name is Ishtar, from Hamilton.  She and Igor play together a lot and chase each other around the garden and have play fights.  She is very fond of him but sometimes just keeps on and on mouthing him and trying to get him to chase her, and he sometimes finds it a bit annoying so growls at her to put her in her

Training Tips and Tricks Part 11 - Alpha Theory?

"My name is now Coco but I used to be known as Beauty. I have been in my forever home for two years now. I was very timid when I first came here but now I am a very confident girl.

 I have a big, soft, squishy bed with my own blanket and pillow but I prefer to sleep on my mum and dad's bed, but only when they are not in it. I have my very own toy basket filled with heaps of toys to keep my company when they are at work and I don't have to share them.

From the middle of the pack to the middle of the lounge

I pinch myself every morning, wondering if I am dreaming. This new life with my humans is amazing.

I loved my previous life and seriously loved my owner and trainer, but let's face it, I just wasn't that fast. Perhaps I liked to be part of a pack and wasn't comfortable out front. Perhaps I was dreaming of a different life and my daydreaming stopped me from focusing on my racing.

April 2013 saw my husband Kevin and I visit the Pet Expo in Christchurch. We had recently lost our GSD/Collie X and I was missing having him around so much. I have always been fascinated by Greyhounds and enjoyed meeting them at various events in the UK. At the Pet Expo, to my delight, I found Greyhounds As Pets with plenty of hounds for me to pet. We got talking and was asked if we would consider adopting.

Training Tips and Tricks Part 10 - After the Honeymoon "Food and Lead Manners"

This blog carries on from Blog 9 'After the Honeymoon'.

So your lovely easy to lead and feed hound has had a complete personality change and is now pulling at the lead and diving at his food. Arghh! What to do?

"My name is Miles. I turned four years old on January the 10th and my new family adores me. I am the newest addition to the Meredith Melhuish household, my new pack leaders are Kim and Kingsley, and Courtney, Cyrus and Pele are the next in line. We live in a three storey renovated shop right on Symonds St in central Auckland. I like to hang out on the deck, jumping up and staring out to the Waitakeres, keeping a keen eye on the cats in the area.  

Training Tips and Tricks Part 9 - "After The Honeymoon"

Most hounds adapt to pet life with ease but it is fair to say that there are usually a few minor hiccups along the way.  After six - eight weeks your hound has really started to settle into his new life and it can be with this timing that issues start to pop up. Your hounds' confidence is up and he is really starting to relax into his new home.

Willow won a respectable eight of her 40 starts before retiring to her new home in Hamilton with Kathy and Kevan Thomasen and Sparky (Another Sparky). Kathy and Kevan sent us the following update:

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