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Whippet Puppies Traning

Author: admin
October 21, 2010

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Whippet Puppies

Like any other dog Whippet Puppies can be trained but Whippet Puppies require positive dog training techniques and your patience. Whippet Puppies are the most obedient and willing to please of the family. It won’t be difficult to establish the basic rules and it will be fun to teach your whippet and learn from him.

Train on the lead several times a day for short periods indoors (bad weather days) and outside. Raw or cooked hotdogs make great lures for the untrained
whippet to move along with you. Plenty of praise using a high-pitched happy voice reinforced with a food morsel will encourage your Whippet puppy along. Gradually reduce the dog treats as the training takes hold. If Whippet pulls away and resists, do not pull back- simply praise the behavior you are trying to reinforce. Please use collars and dog leashes that are wide enough to prevent trauma to the neck and windpipe. Never tie your whippet up outside or leave them on a chain unattended. Whippet puppies can easily run to the end of the line and snap their neck.

Whippet puppies training can be a therapy for the trainer, it will teach you patience, self control and observation skills, be ready for surprises and have fun!


Whippet

Author: admin
October 8, 2010

Whippet

Whippet

Whippet

Thinking about purchasing an Whippet? Then read our blog about Whippet including a brief description, information on training, dog treats, dog food, temperament, grooming, activity and history.

Whippet looks like a miniature Italian Greyhound. Whippet is a medium sized sight Italian Greyhound giving the appearance of elegance and fitness, denoting great speed, power and balance without coarseness. Whippet dogs are one of the fastest breed in the world having been timed at 36.5 mph for a 150 yard course, which is at least 10 mph faster than the fastest human can run. Whippets have frail bodies, but they are intense when racing. Whippets have small rose ears, a black nose and thin snout. Their bodies are thin and lean but muscular. Their tapering tail remains undocked. Whippets are gentle, affectionate and adaptable, splendid watch dogs. Delightful companions or great jogging partners, the Whippet needs plenty of exercise and might as well get it with you. Whippets are considered one of the friendliest of the sight hounds, but can be initially nervous or reserved around strangers. They tend to get along very well with other dogs, but smaller animals may be hunted by this breed. They get along well with children however and are very playful, though children should be gentle. The Whippet is a calm and sensitive breed that is powerful on the race track and playful at home.

Whippet loves to chase moving objects- try the following dog toys: a soft ball, flexible Frisbee (cloth), or other soft plush favorite dog toys. If you provide a dog treat when the puppy returns the thrown object to you, and offer lots of praise, you reinforce a fetch-type game. If you chase the whippet for the dog toy, that will be the game you establish. Hiding small pieces of cheese or organic dog biscuits can be fun for your Whippet puppy and child. We don’t recommend lots of food-type bones, such as pig ears, bully sticks, or cornstarch bone products for your whippet.

Whippet has a smooth, shorthaired coat so Whippet needs minimal grooming. Many will tell you their dogs don’t shed. Unless a dog has no hair, they shed and the same is true for the Whippets. You won’t find large piles of hair like you would with a longhaired dog, but Whippets shed just like any dog, specifically in the spring and fall. A good brushing with furminator once or twice a week will not only take care of that problem, but will make your Whippet very happy as well. To keep your Whippet’s coat sleek and shining, give him a good rub with a chamois cloth (which he will also love). You’ll notice the difference it makes in his appearance.

The normally placid, easygoing Whippet can be run fast if he sees an animal to chase after. Then he morphs into Super-Whippet, taking off after his prey at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Besides dog leashes, you need a dog harness. But when he is not chasing prey or some other lure, the Whippet is a sweet-natured, loving, and adaptable companion.

Polite with strangers, the Whippet should be accustomed to people and noises at an early age. He is peaceful with other dogs but has a high prey drive and cannot be trusted with smaller pets.

Whippet dogs are mildly stubborn, but also very sensitive. They respond favorably only to calm, upbeat training methods that emphasize dog treats and dog food.

Holistic medicine has been applied for many centuries to heal and protect humans. In recent years, Whippet owners continue to learn that natural health is equally as essential for their treasured pet as it is for them. Holistic therapy is very often referred to as alternative or natural medicine. The practice involves the use of different natural treatments such as diet and nutrition, and exercise.

For more information about Whippet, please visit http://www.whippet.com.

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Strongest Dog Whippet

Author: admin
May 22, 2010

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According to Mail Online, the hulking canine in the photograph is a whippet named Wendy who was born with a genetic defect which caused her to grow larger and much more muscular than others of her breed:

Maile Online states “She weighs 4st4lb – twice as much as she should – and has bulging neck muscles, burly shoulders and haunches like a baboon. And an unlike ordinary whippet known for their lithe and narrow frame, this four-year-old pedigree doesn’t just have a six-pack stomach, she has a 24-pack.”

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Wendy is often mistaken as a Pit Bull. But she is not, she is a loving, doubled muscled Whippet that loves to sit on her owner’s lap and get petted.

Research indicates that there have been many contenders for the title of “Strongest dog“, but no clear and confirmed winner has so far emerged. And, in fact, reports about the Whippet, Wendy make no claims that she is the world’s strongest dog.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-467985/Meet-Incredible-Hulk-Hounds.html#ixzz0oi7xUSXU

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Whippet History

Author: gibbywmu
November 18, 2008
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Whippet

The Whippet dog first came to be in Northern England in the middle to late 19th century. Breeders crossed small terriers with greyhounds with the intent and hopes of getting a small but fast hound that could successfully hunt rabbits and other small game. The result was the Whippet. It was mostly the factory workers, mine workers and other working class people in England that owned the Whippet, so the became known as “poor man’s greyhound” or “poor man’s race horse”. In their spare time, the workers raced their Whippets in the fields or roads with the use of a piece of cloth as the lure and the dog had to run a straight 200-yard track.

The American Kennel Club registered its first Whippet in 1888 under the name of Jack Dempsey. In 1891, the Whippet dog was recognized by the Kennel Club of England and was then recognized as a registerable breed in England. Since then, Whippets have become one of the most popular of the breed of hound dogs at dog shows, especially because of their dog leashes walking ability. They have one many championships in different categories.


Whippet Training

Author: gibbywmu
November 18, 2008
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Whippet

Training your Whippet can be a fun and yet challenging experience. They are known for being very headstrong, but at the same time, they are eager to please their owner. Many dogs were bred years ago to do a certain thing and now that they are domestic, we expect them to become a different type of dog. Luckily for the Whippets, who were bred to race and course, we train them for the same things today. With patience and time, you can teach your Whippet obedience that will impress anyone.

It is important to remember that Whippets are very sensitive dogs and will not respond well to physical punishment or to loud, angry or stressful voices. In fact, it will be worse than no training at all. They are very capable of being taught the basic home commands such as sit, down, stay, etc. With time and patience, many dogs complete not only basic obedience but also go to compete in advanced obedience competitions. Many Whippet owners go all the way successfully with the training including lure coursing, racing, fly ball competition, dog leashes walking, and agility. Lure coursing is chasing a plastic bag pulled by a string, but often has the appearance of a fluffy animal.

If you are planning to train your Whippet for any type of competition, it is important that he or she be in top physical condition. They require exercise regularly, good nutritional food and need to be free from parasites, which can make them weak and sick. You may want to have your local vet check him over to assure he is in top condition so he can do his best. Allow your dog to train around other dogs if possible to promote a sense of competition in him or her. Training for competition can begin as early as 3 months of age. Allows show your Whippet when he has done well. Be generous with praise and treats during training.


Whippet Exercise

Author: gibbywmu
November 18, 2008
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Whippet

Whippets need exercise just like any other dog. They don’t need a large yard, but should have enough room to go for a good run as they have a lot of energy to wear off on a daily basis. In addition to running, they enjoy a nice walk with their family members. It is important that their yard be fenced and when out of the yard that they always are leashed. Being part of the sighthound group, they love to chase what they consider their prey and will run for a long time and distance before getting tired. Their instinct to chase and kill their prey is so strong and they are so fast that they may get away from you before you realize it if not on dog leashes. Taking them for a walk is a good time to attempt to work on basic obedience. Many times away from the every day distractions in the home, a dog will respond better, especially a younger dog.


Whippet Temperament

Author: gibbywmu
November 18, 2008
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Whippet

Whippets are very loving and affectionate dogs that enjoy being with their family members as close as possible. This sweet and docile dog is very quiet and calm in you home and very seldom barks. They will bark when they want to get a point across to you or occasionally if they are unhappy about something. It is rare that they bark when visitors come to your home. They are extremely sensitive physically and emotionally so their training should be done with positive reinforcement and not in a physical way. Because of their sensitivity, they will notice things such as stress in the home and will actually get upset to the point of making themselves sick. Some ailments that can occur are severe digestive upsets, neurotic behavior and sick to their stomach.

They are intelligent and learn very quickly, but they are very independent dogs so don’t expect perfection with them. By nature, they are standoffish with strangers, although they do bond with their family. They are such an easy going dog, that they would not make a good guard dog. It is because of their docile and passive nature that they are often placed in aging homes with the elderly. They are full of energy but love attention and affection and being in the home. While they enjoy exercise like all animals, their preference is to being inside the house with their family. When taken outside the home, always make sure to provide them with proper dog leashes for walks.


Whippets

Author: gibbywmu
November 18, 2008
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Whippet

Whippets make great racing dogs due to the excellent speed, and have participated in many races such as lure coursing, straight racing and oval track racing. Whippets are such active and athletic dogs that they can easily jump on the top of the countertop, couch or wherever they want to be to see what is going on around them. If bored, they will chew on things so it is important to give them plenty of toys. Whippets were bred to chase, so it is important to always keep them on  proper dog leashes while outdoors. If they see a small animal that they consider prey, they will chase and they can run up to 35 mph. By time they get tired of the chase, they could be miles from home and lost. Many Whippets lose their lives by being hit by a car.


Whippets: Training

Author: admin
July 14, 2008
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Whippet

Training your Whippet can be a fun and yet challenging experience. They are known for being very headstrong, but at the same time, they are eager to please their owner. Many dogs were bred years ago to do a certain thing and now that they are domestic, we expect them to become a different type of dog. Luckily for the Whippets, who were bred to race and course, we train them for the same things today. With patience and time, you can teach your Whippet obedience that will impress anyone.

It is important to remember that Whippets are very sensitive dogs and will not respond well to physical punishment or to loud, angry or stressful voices. In fact, it will be worse than no training at all. They are very capable of being taught the basic home commands such as sit, down, stay, etc. With time and patience, many dogs complete not only basic obedience but also go to compete in advanced obedience competitions. Many Whippet owners go all the way successfully with the training including lure coursing, racing, fly ball competition and agility. Lure coursing is chasing a plastic bag pulled by a string, but often has the appearance of a fluffy animal.

If you are planning to train your Whippet for any type of competition, it is important that he or she be in top physical condition. They require exercise regularly, good nutritional food and need to be free from parasites, which can make them weak and sick. You may want to have your local vet check him over to assure he is in top condition so he can do his best. Allow your dog to train around other dogs if possible to promote a sense of competition in him or her. Training for competition can begin as early as 3 months of age. Allows show your Whippet when he has done well. Be generous with praise and treats (like chicken dog treats) during training.


Whippets: An Owners Guide

Author: gibbywmu
July 12, 2008
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The Whippet is a medium sized, active and playful shorthaired dog that is part of the sighthound family. They look like a greyhound, but are a breed of their own. They are gentle and quiet dogs that make great all around family pets. They become very attached to their family members, including the children and enjoy spending most of their day sleeping. Some Whippets are prone to ‘excessive greeting disorder, which occurs when a dog will jump, bark, and howl when his owners return from any absence of 10 minutes for longer. This can be dangerous if you have young children in the home, so you may want to crate your Whippet while you are gone, so the family can enter the home safely before uncrating him.

Whippets are very active and athletic dogs that love pursuing their prey and do it with great enthusiasm. They generally don’t snap or growl at other domestic animals. They are playful, loving dogs that have been given the nickname of ‘Velcro dog’ because of how they love cuddling with you on the bed or couch. They are not a dog that is content to lay on the floor by themselves. They are very easy to housebreak whether they are male or female unlike some other breeds. The female is more strong willed and the male more loyal, but both sexes make excellent pets. It is important to remember that each dog is different and his training will go differently as well.

Whippets make great racing dogs due to the excellent speed, and have participated in many races such as lure coursing, straight racing and oval track racing. Whippets are such active and athletic dogs that they can easily jump on the top of the countertop, couch or wherever they want to be to see what is going on around them. If bored, they will chew on things so it is important to give them plenty of toys or treats (like dog treats). Whippets were bred to chase, so it is important to always keep them on a leash while outdoors. If they see a small animal that they consider prey, they will chase and they can run up to 35 mph. By time they get tired of the chase, they could be miles from home and lost. Many Whippets lose their lives by being hit by a car.