Be sure your greyhound’s surgical site (if they were spayed or neutered just prior to adoption) is fully healed before you allow your dog to run in a fenced yard or park. Females need four weeks to heal and males usually need two or three weeks. If your dog’s incision becomes red, swollen or seeps, please schedule an appointment with your vet immediately.

Leash walking is fine while your dog heals after surgery. In fact, leash walking will most likely remain your greyhound’s favorite form of exercise. Some greyhounds look forward to a good romp in a fenced area, while others may prefer to exercise by leash walking with you. For most greyhounds, it’s all about the walk. An exercised dog is a happy, well- adjusted dog.