5 star rating

A must watch for any sighthound guardian!

Monika Minikin

As a dog trainer specialising in rescue greyhounds, this webinar was a vital piece of the puzzle for my learning and it was absolutely fantastic! I recommend...

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As a dog trainer specialising in rescue greyhounds, this webinar was a vital piece of the puzzle for my learning and it was absolutely fantastic! I recommend it to everyone, but especially sighthound guardians! Susan has a wealth of knowledge and understanding about these unique and special dogs and it was truly wonderful to learn from her!

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5 star rating

very helpful

Hazel Weigl

since many folks in my community are adopting ex racers and galgos (and pods too) and I have a sighthound dog myself. A particular highlight is the slide des...

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since many folks in my community are adopting ex racers and galgos (and pods too) and I have a sighthound dog myself. A particular highlight is the slide designs with good sum ups and bullet points so you can easily go back through the presentation and get a quick overview and find spot you wanted to re-listen to.

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4 star rating

Brilliant over view

Cath Rivron

This webinar was an excellent over view of sighthounds and their needs, particularly when considering rescue or retired track Greyhounds. I enjoyed the conte...

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This webinar was an excellent over view of sighthounds and their needs, particularly when considering rescue or retired track Greyhounds. I enjoyed the content but would have liked some more detail about how some of the training was put together. That said, there were excellent links provided for further skill and understanding building around the training topics. Everyone involved with sighthounds should know this stuff

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5 star rating

Insightful

Claire Hordle

Really great, insightful webinar. A must for any sighthound care giver or enthusiast

Really great, insightful webinar. A must for any sighthound care giver or enthusiast

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5 star rating

Excellent and Informative

Catharine Minois

As a guardian of both a whippet and greyhound, I found the medical and behavioral invaluable.

As a guardian of both a whippet and greyhound, I found the medical and behavioral invaluable.

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Go beyond the myths...

and discover the real motivation behind the behavior of Sighthounds. Using case studies and her wealth of breed experience for these unique dogs, British animal behaviorist and Sighthound expert Susan McKeon shares her deep understanding of Sighthound behavior, especially ex-racing greyhounds. Professional dog trainers will benefit from learning practical strategies to help sighthound guardians with common behavior and training issues.

In addition, Susan zeroed in on the specific needs of Sightounds in shelters, the rehoming of ex-racing greyhounds, and the challenges pet guardians may face during the transition from shelter dog to life as a companion animal.

Recorded live online April 2022.

  • Suitable for pet owners, trainers and behaviorists.

  • Explore the orgins of sighhounds: from ancient Persia to the 21st century.

  • Get an overview of sighthound physiology and pathology.

  • Dispel common misconceptions about Sighthounds.

  • Address the thorny issue of 'prey drive.'

  • Learn why greyhounds are called "45-mile-per-hour couch potatoes" and why trainers have trouble teaching them to sit.

  • Examine the specific needs of Sighthounds in shelters and unpack their unique rehoming requirements.

  • For a better value, consider a membership! This webinar is included with a Diamond All Access Pass.

A Welcome from Susan (and Dobby!)

A Dive Deep Into What Makes Sighthounds Tick!

  • 2.5 hours of video

    Session and audience Q&A were recorded for you to watch or rewatch any time!

    Resources include slide notes, an automated session transcript and multiple downloadable guides/infographics including: Greyhounds and Stairs, How to Help Your Dog Cope with Vet Visits, The Stress Bucket, Using Food as Rewards/Payscale, The 3Ds of Dog Training, How to Teach Your Dog Not to Bark at Doorbells, How to Help your Dog Cope with Vet Visits and Fireworks.

  • What are Sighthounds?

    Susan will dig into that during the session, but here are some of the Sighthound breeds: Afghan HoundAzawakh, Borzoi, Chippiparai, Chortai, Galgo Español, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Kaikadi, Kanni, Kombai, Levriero Sardo, Magyar agár, Mudhol Hound, Patagonian Greyhound, Polish Greyhound, Rajapalayam, Rampur Greyhound, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, Silken Windhound, Sloughi, Taigan, Tazy, Whippet, and Xigou.

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    Webinar attendees are also eligible to continue the conversation in the Grisha Stewart Learner Support Facebook Group.

    Diamond members can also post in the special group for Diamonds.

    1.5 IAABC, CCPDT CPDT-KA, and CBCC-KA CEUs.

About the Instructor

I'm thrilled to be welcoming Susan McKeon to my Academy. Read on to learn why!

Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Accredited Dog Trainer

Susan McKeon BSc (Hons) APDT (01157) CDBC CCAB

Susan is a UK-based, Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviorist and accredited dog trainer, who specializes in working with sighthounds, especially ex-racing greyhounds.

Currently, she works for Dogs Trust as Community Clinical Animal Behaviour Manager, providing behavior consultations for rescue dogs. Previously, Susan worked for UK sighthound charity, Forever Hounds Trust, and has also worked with other rescue dog and greyhound charities, including the Greyhound Trust. She also ran a successful dog behavior and training business for eight years, providing behavior consults, training classes, workshops, and sighthound-only classes.

She has a BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour and Training and her dissertation research focused on “Impulsivity in retired racing greyhounds (Canis familiaris): Is racing status an indicator of increased impulsivity?” Susan is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops and has presented at national and international conferences about greyhound behavior and welfare, post-racing.

Susan is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ASAB accredited) (yes, "certificated" is a word in British English!) and a registered Animal Training Instructor and Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians, the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, the Pet Professional Guild (British Isles) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

She shares her home with her husband, Sean, their three dogs, Ava (Greyhound), Sherlock (Saluki), and Dobby (Saluki x Greyhound), and their cat, Matilda.

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