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Greyhound Dog Park PlayTime Port Orange


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We adopted our grey just about 10 months ago, he has been fantastic. While walking he is very friendly and outgoing with other dogs, but his fast movements tend to freak other breeds and their owners. At a dog park he will sniff around, do his business then normally lay down next to us. It is the exact opposite of what we expected him to do.

We just moved to the Port Orange area and would like to see if there are any other greyhound owners who might be up for meeting at a dog park or fenced in area to let the dogs possibly run around and have fun.

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I'm sure others will pipe in, but you're asking for trouble going to a dog park. Yours might stay by your side, but other greyhounds might want to run and chase and yours could join in the fun but it all could turn nasty in a heartbeat. A greyhound-only gathering in a private fenced area (all muzzled for safety) would be a great way to meet other hounds and have a play date.

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Sure that would be just fine with me. We have only been to the dog park here a couple of times and it was completely empty. He will run with me for a minuet but I think he gets bored with how slow I am and is quickly over it.

I have heard mixed things about parks and we always approach them with caution. Not knowing the area well, and knowing of a fenced in place that is OK to take dogs has been the driving force behind our 3 visits to a dog park in the area.

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At a dog park he will sniff around, do his business then normally lay down next to us. It is the exact opposite of what we expected him to do.

The group I adopted from in NC sponsored weekend playgroup times at their kennel.  There was usually the max limit of 10-12 greys at a time, all muzzled.  The activity level 95% of the time was hounds lying down or leaning against human legs, schmoozing or trying to rub their muzzles off.  Humans would occasionally run around flapping their arms, yelling, "Run!  Run!" to no avail.  For no particular reason I could tell, occasionally one grey would decide to start zoomies and all the greys would magically fly around in a breathtaking flock for about 15 seconds.  Then, back to regular programming.  

All this to say your dog's behavior sounds perfectly normal.  :lol  Even if he doesn't do much running, there's lots of benefits to both him and you just hanging out with other greys/sighthounds.  

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