Episode 8: Unexpected Approaches to “Curing” Separation Anxiety within Days

A dog’s separation anxiety can be highly challenging to turn around. While these strategies may seem counter intuitive, they truly do work.

Until racing greyhounds retire, they’ve never been alone. Be it at the kennel where they’re born, where they trained, or where they were housed at the race track, there have always been other greyhounds, and lots of them, to keep them company. They’re also used to being with their trainers and other handlers.

When they retire and go to either foster or adoptive homes, it’s a whole new world. In general, greyhounds adapt to new surroundings and people almost seamlessly. A few have a difficult time adjusting to their new worlds. Some of those more so than others. When they find themselves alone––without people–– in their new homes, either with or without another dog, it can be frightening and stressful. They may constantly cry, bark, or could even become destructive.

In this episode, we share unexpected approaches to helping an anxious, separation anxiety-ridden greyhound become a calm and more confident one. And in just a matter of days.



  • Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, a 501(c)(3) (nonprofit) organization.
  • Subscribe to BarkBox for 1,6, or 12 months through our special link and BarkBox will donate $25 to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey.
  • Visit the About Greyhounds podcast website.

You can listen to, subscribe, and download the About Greyhounds podcast on iTunes or just about any podcast platform. Support the podcast when you rate and review us on iTunes (5 stars are much appreciated!)