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Old 10-06-2012, 11:46 AM
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The problem with zois is that most of the time they are really obedient and want to please you, so it's easy to get complacent with them. Then one day their instinct kicks in and they're just... gone. Sometimes that one time is all it takes for them to be gone forever.

This is a good read for anyone interested:

http://www.mielikkishunt.com/trust.htm

And I don't know if anyone remembers the time my SO took Strider for a walk in the woods and let him off leash when I expressly forbade it. He may have been okay if I was there. Maybe. But he didn't really have a strong bond with him and definitely didn't listen to him.

http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...highlight=lost
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:13 PM
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You nailed it with that link Romy.
It's so easy to become complacent when they behave so well every day.

But really most sighthounds live full happy lives regardless of the leash.
Heck if you adopt a retired greyhound many of them want nothing to do with running anymore!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:11 AM
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I've owned Greyhounds and Italian Greyhounds. Both of which I've always let off leash when hiking or at the beach. It is considered a major NO NO to most sighthound owners, but we work on recall and I also run them as a pack.

Here are some pics:

This is about as far as Ronon goes w/o turning and coming back to me. He is a big time mama's boy!



Cell phone pic of a hiking trip





At the beach



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Old 10-07-2012, 11:14 AM
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3 Greyhounds running at a 4000 acre park





Resting after a run on the trail



3 of them posing at the trail



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Old 10-07-2012, 11:17 AM
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:25 AM
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Video- the adult Greyhound is now a NOTRA champion in his new home







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