Two-minute check for injuries Robert Britton demonstrates the basic check he performs on his greyhounds and outlines when he does this.
Welfare issues and how to avoid them Peter Craig on how to avoid the likes of acidosis and cramping when coursing your greyhounds. Improving on the circle and the struggle for big trainers Peter Craig on why bringing a large team of greyhounds to a coursing meeting is not to your advantage.
A trip to Lang Lang for trialling Peter Craig uses a trial session up the straight at Lang Lang in Gippsland, Victoria to prepare two of his greyhounds for a coursing campaign. Common questions Peter Craig answers on some of the most common questions asked by trainers that are new to coursing including what to do with your greyhounds in between courses. First season coursers and same-sex races Peter Craig on how trainers can use the coursing calendar to advantage, thus keeping their greyhounds competitive for longer.
Post-event recovery Peter Craig gives an insight into how trainers can assist their greyhounds in making a full recovery after their final course of the day and in the days that immediately follow. Breeding to sires with international bloodlines Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith on how applying the principles of breeding with dairy cattle has helped him produce winners on the racetrack.
Selecting a sire Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith reveals the single most important quality to look for in a stud dog. Interacting with pups Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith on the importance of bonding with pups and how disciplining them is detrimental to their racing prospects. Housing and exercising pups Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith on the housing of his pups and the role of exercise during the rearing period.
Lead training and gamesmanship Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith on teaching pups to walk on a lead and the use of squeakers and the bullring during the rearing phase. Choosing a pup Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith on selecting a pup among its littermates and how much to read into breaking-in times.
Broodmatrons and young pups Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian breeder and rearer Barry Smith on caring for broodmatrons and young pups. The cost of breeding greyhounds Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian breeder and rearer Barry Smith on the financial cost of breeding a litter. The basics of successful greyhound breeding Multiple Group 1 winning Victorian greyhound breeder and rearer Barry Smith on the commitment and sacrifice required to breed greyhounds successfully. Essential items you need Experienced greyhound veterinarian Dr.
Chris Boemo lists a number of essential items that all greyhound breeders, rearers, educators and trainers should keep in their personal first aid kits in case of emergency. First Aid for greyhounds: Emergency bandaging Experienced greyhound vet, Dr. Chris Boemo explains the importance of knowing how to bandage certain injuries that occur with greyhounds before taking them to a vet as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
Emergency splinting Respected greyhound vet, Dr. Chris Boemo outlines the importance of immediately splinting an injury if there is any suspicion of it being a dislocation or fracture, prior to definitive diagnosis. First aid for greyhounds: Preventing, detecting and treating Acidosis Acidosis can be fatal, but it is also often avoidable. Leading greyhound vet, Dr. Greyhound Ownership and Accountability Greyhound Racing Victoria strongly encourages anyone considering buying into a greyhound pup or race dog to first consider its future beyond the racetrack.
This includes the possibility of adopting your greyhound as a pet or, at the very least, having a hands-on involvement in preparing him or her for the Greyhound Adoption Program.
Founders blown away by growth of Greyhound Adoption Program. Greyhounds are more than just a racing proposition Greyhound Racing Victoria is calling on the assistance of greyhound trainers to help educate owners about the importance of having a whole-of-life approach with their greyhounds.
Here he provides a valuable insight into his successful breeding practices. Recognising and managing predatory behaviours is an important part of transitioning a greyhound from a kennel and racing life to retirement as a family pet in the community. Defensive behaviour In this video Mike discusses the signs of defensive behaviour in dogs and some ways to work with this reactive behaviour to minimise escalation from initial fear to growling and biting. Dominant behaviour Such behaviour from dogs towards humans is not a common behavioural trait and is often a defence behaviour or fear aggression being confused as dominance.
In this video Mike discusses some examples of dominance and recognising and working with this behaviour.