I guess it depends on the dog ... and the commitment of the owner. We have heard you cannot train a greyhound like you can other breeds, but ours sits (in a sphinx-like position), jumps, and barks on command. He also knows the command 'wait'. I clean his feet after every walk and he is told to wait at the door while I go to the laundry room to get his bucket to dip his feet for a rinse. He patiently waits at the door as told and never walks beyond the entrance with his muddy feet in my absence. He also waits while his food is being dished out and doesn't barge in until he is given go-ahead to eat. We've made very clear boundaries and he is well aware of these. HOWEVER, as a previous poster said, they are clever enough to problem solve so our home has become increasingly dog proofed as when we are not around, he is capable of finding rather cheeky ways to entertain himself.
Answered by Anonymous - 2/25/2011 12:33:08 AM