The early stages of a greyhound’s life are extremely important for their development and their early rearing environment is critical for building resilience.
The rearing stage consists of socialisation, regular galloping, human interaction as well as the greyhound beginning to learn how to chase.
It is important that young greyhounds have plenty of room to gallop to assist with their muscle development and aerobic capacity. Therefore, Rearer’s must have appropriately sized rearing yards or a straight track of no less than 40 metres for galloping greyhounds.
In order to become a Rearer, individuals must comply with the following:
As part of RWWA’s Code of Practice for the Keeping of Greyhounds within the Western Australian Racing Industry, young greyhounds must be provided with a structured programme of controlled exposure to a range of stimuli from an early age.
The stimuli should represent likely scenarios that the greyhound will experience in later life, such as exposure to other breeds of dogs. Such protocols should be based around knowledge of the greyhound’s socialisation period.
Breeding greyhounds is no easy task as it requires extensive knowledge as well as complete dedication, as it incredibly time-consuming.breeding
RWWA has many rules and policies in place to ensure that the best levels of care are given to greyhounds whilst they are racing.Racing
When a greyhound retires from the racing industry, at any age, the owner must aim to have every healthy and behaviourally sound greyhound re-homed.anc_Link3