Fact Sheets

Welcome to our Fact Sheets! Each one contains some essential reading which will help you settle your dog in their new home. Do take time to read each in turn – they contain important information, including legal requirements.

Each Fact Sheet is deliberately short and to the point, so you will be able to find time to read them. If you find any problems with settling your dog in, please check below to see if your questions have already been answered. If not please phone your Home Visitor, call our helpline 03000 111 100, or email behaviour@foreverhoundstrust.org. We give you free advice from a qualified behaviourist, experienced in working with rescue greyhounds and lurchers.

1. Introduction

2. Bringing your new dog home

3. Toilet training

4. Your first night

5. Feeding your dog

6. Rescue dogs’ relationship with food

7 . Responsible ownership

8. General care and health

9.  Homing a dog with children

10. Other dogs

11. Behaviour and training methods

12. When you go out

13. The indoor kennel or crate

14. Games

15. Cats and other small animals

16. Puppies

17. Adolescent dogs

18. Emergency Stop for sighthounds!