Most greyhound breeders agree that this breed is rarely bought for pleasure only. Most owners will use the dog for shows and also for racing and gaming. All of these require the dog to be well trained and cared for. Below is some advice for training your new dog and how to make it a pleasure for you as well as the puppy. The one mistake that you should not make while training your puppy is use metal chokers. These chokers are very harmful to dogs and in the case of the greyhound it could even turn fatal. When you go looking for puppies for sale you will find that even as pups these dogs have very long and slender necks. A metal choker could damage the neck of your puppy so badly that the dog may suffer spinal injury or its neck could even snap. A nylon collar will on the other hand work effectively without putting the puppy in any real danger. Greyhounds will usually run much faster than you and this is why while taking the dog for its runs you may often have to leave it loose to run around the large grounds. Simply training the animal to respond to a verbal command in order to return to you may not be effective. It is therefore important that you train your dog using whistle obedience. Breeders mostly use these techniques and sometimes begin the training of the pups as early as when they are four weeks old. Consulting with your breeder from whom you are considering getting the puppy will be helpful. While most dogs do need some basic training like housebreaking, etc, the greyhound demands a much higher level of training and this is why it will help to seek advice from the breeders when training these dogs.