SIGHT HOUND: Dogs that hunt by sight rather than scent. Because they hunt by sight, greyhounds should never be allowed to run loose unless in a completely safe and secure fenced-in area. Once they catch sight of something of interest they will go into pursuit mode. They will not see anything else or hear your call once they have fixed on their prey whether it’s another animal or a tissue blowing across the road. Their sight is so much more sophisticated than ours and greys can see up to a mile. Being either leashed or in a fenced area is a must for the safety of any sight hound.
SCRITCHES: This is a greyhound scratch usually behind the ear or at the base of the tail. Best done in short fast furious strokes. If you hit just the right spot you may get to see that involuntary hind leg spasm that is guaranteed to produce a fit of giggles.