Activities For Rampur Greyhounds

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Introduction

Rampur Greyhounds, native to Northern India, are loyal, loving family pets with exceptional eyesight and lightning fast agility. They love human companionship, make an excellent guard dog, and when well socialized, get on well with many dogs. If you own a Rampur Greyhound, you will no doubt be aware of how faithful and loving they are. However, you will also be aware of their need and desire for exercise, how much energy they have, and how excitable they can be. If you don’t believe your yard is large enough to cater to their needs and you’re looking for activities to entertain them, consider the options below. 

Agility Training

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Rampur Greyhounds are quick, nimble, and agile dogs traditionally used for boar hunting and guarding. While they are more common as family pets today, they still harbor those traditional traits of needing to run, chase, and combat obstacles. Therefore, when the sun is shining, and you have an hour to spare, it might be worth taking your pooch to an agility training course. While you can make them yourself for free at home, one set up for your dog’s needs at a facility is going to be a better option. At these facilities, your pup can not only burn off all that pent-up energy, but learn physical cues, better interaction with you as their master, and improve social skills as well. 

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Find a course
The first step to enrolling your pup in an agility course is to find one close to home. Not all agility courses are going to be widely publicized on the internet, so it may be in your best interests to phone Greyhound dog clubs, or regular dog clubs, to find the best one in town. The closer to home the course is, the more convenient it is for you to access. After all, to your Rampur Greyhound, the day is never done, so the more activities you can fill their week with, the better it is for their physical and mental stimulation.
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Take part
When you attend the agility course with your pampered pooch, you will soon learn there is more to it than merely allowing them to burn off energy. Agility courses, when carried out by experts, involve helping you and your dog to communicate better, learn how to be motivated by toys, work out physical cues, and teach both acceleration and deceleration as well. You can take your dog through jumps, tunnels, tables, A-frames, and various other obstacles. While your dog is burning off physical energy, they are also mentally stimulated at the same time.
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Running

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1 hr
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Believe it or not, given the opportunity, your Rampur Greyhound could run at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour. While you may find it challenging to keep up, it’s well worth including regular runs into both your and your furry friend’s weekly routine. Of course, if you own a Greyhound, you will be sure to enjoy exercise as much as they do. In all weather, it’s worth grabbing your pup’s leash and a waste bag and heading out for an hour-long run. The physical and mental stimulation is certain to leave you both feeling happy and healthy.

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Choose a route
Because you will be running, the best course is one that can be predominantly uninterrupted. Therefore, a crowded inner-city street is not going to be the best option. Before you set up your regular running routine, take a minute to think about areas around your home that could fit the bill. You want to be able to get in at least an hour of jogging and running, with minimal interruptions and a low chance of creatures that could lure your pup into a chase. Think of large parks, nature trails and even sports fields where events very rarely take place.
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Go running
There’s every reason to believe your pup can run rings around you. After all, they take after the regular Greyhound – a dog customarily bred for racing. However, as you are your pup’s master and Rampur Greyhounds are very loyal, you will find they are more than happy to tone down their run to your pace. As you run, you can change up the speed to offer a challenge. You can begin by walking, start sprinting, tone it back a bit to jogging, then running and walking. This variety will give your pup a chance to catch their breath while catching them by surprise at the same time. A run once a day can be all it takes to provide your furry friend with the physical and mental stimulus they need to keep out of trouble.
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Training

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Whether you get your Rampur Greyhound as a puppy or an adult dog, you will find they need strict boundaries and plenty of training. While this breed is not typically a challenging dog, they are full of energy which can make them more rambunctious than a bull in a china shop. To get control of your pup, improve recall, and show them who’s their master, it’s in your best interests to begin training immediately. During training, they will learn to socialize with other dogs, sit, heel, and come when you call them. These are all crucial lessons every dog, particularly a Greyhound, need for everyday obedience. Training is moderately priced, you can train in any weather, and sessions frequently go for an hour each. 

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Find a facility
Not every trainer is going to be capable of helping you with your Rampur Greyhound, so where possible, try to find one with Greyhound-specific experience. There is bound to be a training facility near you, but if you can’t locate one, head to your local pet shop. They will have names and numbers of experienced dog trainers or can point you in the right direction of a club to help. Your ultimate goal is to find a trainer who can help you iron out any problems you may be having with your pup, and get better control over their behavior.
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Know your dog
Before you attend your training session with your pup, it’s important to know what you want to get out of it. Do you want them to come back when you call? Do you want them to sit, heel, or lie down? Without having a goal in mind, it can be harder to achieve results. Find out what your pup’s weak points are, then reiterate this information to your chosen trainer.
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Begin training
Most training classes last for several weeks, taking place in one-hour sessions. Knowing what you want to achieve, your trainer can then help to educate you so you can practice what you’re learning at home. Rampur Greyhounds, given their agility and speed, can be exceptionally hard to catch if you don’t practice recall. Therefore, if you haven’t yet got that box ticked, it’s in your best interests to work on that. Having control over your pup and letting them know you’re the boss is the key to having a well-behaved and faithful friend.
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Dog Park

Not all Rampur Greyhounds are going to be good with every new dog they meet, but if you believe your pup is ready for socialization, a controlled visit to the dog park is a good idea. On a leash, you can take your dog into the big dog area of the park, slowly introducing them to both their surroundings and new dogs. Before long, you may find they love their regular trips to the park as it’s an opportunity to run around and play with other dogs. 

Join a Club

The Rampur Greyhound is not very common in the United States, but the Greyhound in general is. If you believe both you and your furry friend could benefit from like-minded individuals and socialization, then joining a Greyhound club could be a good start. While you may not be planning on entering them in any events, you may find you’re welcomed along to any Greyhound events in which the club is involved.  

Conclusion

When you own a Rampur Greyhound, it’s very impawtant to begin training, socialization, and exercise routines straight away. A bored Greyhound can often be naughty, over-enthusiastic, and all too eager to bounce into anyone they meet if they aren’t correctly stimulated. Therefore, take them to training, introduce them to other dogs, and set up regular exercise routines. Before long, you’ll find man’s best friend is the most well-behaved pup on the block.