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Any suggestions gratefully received on how to get him used to his coat.Tried it on this am as the weather is about to turn colder but he tried to rip it to shreds  before I even got the strap fitted.


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Most greyhounds are used to wearing a coat especially if they've come off the track. Having said that Grace isn't keen on wearing one and walks slowly with one on to show her disdain.

You could try putting a tea-towel on his back and telling him to "leave it" so he gets used to the feeling of wearing something. Then progress to a heavier material like a towel before trying his coat without putting his head through the neck and then fastening the strap. As with all things greyhound it's time and patience and in small doses.

Grace (Ardera Coleen) born 18 June 2014
Raced at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton UK - 68 Races, 9 wins, 5 second places
Gotcha Day 10 June 2018 

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Many thanks' for the advice,I'll try that.

I've also left his coat in his bed so it doesn't smell so new.

Hopefully in the years to come I'll be able to offer support to other new owners, but I'm afraid just now it's take, take, take.

This is an excellent forum especially for newbies like me.


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Don't worry about that, we were all new once.

Beth and Petey (8 September 2018- ). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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