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It has to be remembered that many dogs have been retired through injury be it skeletal or muscular. These dogs be they injured or not have possibly been rested for sometime waiting for a kennel placement. We allow one dog at a time ONLY down into our Baltree runs. This keeps down the speed of the dog. Dogs should be regularly walked and NOT run. When they run flat out this is when injury can occur, claws are lost, muscles are pulled, and worse. Can you please lead walk your dogs at all times, except in your garden where they cannot attain maximum speed, though injury can even occur here ? You all know you do not have to give them miles of walking. We ask for a high fence around your garden, what is the point if dogs are tearing about in the open? We could easily empty all the kennels into the runs at Baltree and make life so much easier for the kennel staff but SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST BE ADHERED TO. We do not mind taking the extra time and ask when we rehome a dog to you that you take the extra walking time with your dog as well.
Celia and Jimmy.
Extremely good point. I was always under the impression that walking a dog is all part of the fun. And, as many have previously pointed out, one of the cheapest and best ways to maintain fitness.
Really, it makes good sense for the dog, and even better sense for the owner.
We have always agreed with celia & jimmy about this subject . We have been lucky enough to have had lurchers and retired greyhounds for 26 years now and they are just as happy when they are on the lead as off, The last thing we want as dog lovers is to see our dogs injured . And please believe us this can happen .
Kenny & Kathy
Sorry forgot to tell you all who our hounds are that are our forever dogs . We first got carol ( brykat cherib )in 2006 from GRF and then got barney ( pacino) in 2008 . Barney is 11 years old and carol is 10.
Kenny & Kathy