However, if this regularly occurs, an owner can simply speak to their whippet in a soothing voice to calm it down. Hi, I’m James, and above is Bonnie. You’ll know as they’ll become a lot easier to train and walk, and they’ll love nothing more than to chill out on the couch with their owner. They do not like being cold and hate hard surfaces. As sighthounds, whippets were bred to chase down rabbits and other small game in open fields. You’ll usually be able to tell right away as they’ll seem a lot calmer and more relaxed. Feed your puppy a treat before he gets over-stimulated. Partially supported by Amazon Affiliate Links, which may earn us a small commission if you click on them. People, including children, must stay calm around a tethered puppy. When he is reasonably calm, ask him to sit. He's got puzzles to keep him occupied, toys that are all different shapes and textures, and lots of chews like pizzles etc. This leads to a vicious circle of anxiousness. Puppies tend to whine a lot and suffer from separation anxiety when being left alone from their owner, which can result in extreme behaviour changes. If you’re finding that your whippet is urinating a lot, this could be caused by separation anxiety. Whippets are very timid, quiet dogs that rarely bark. The reason why Whippets bark is a mystery to most people. So when do whippets calm down? Or you can hire out secure fields in a suprising number of places. Look out for whippet separation anxiety, as if they’re still getting this then chances are they are still too young to be left alone whilst your not home. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 17 messages.). You do have a problem. The Beagle and the Whippet do have similar temperaments, which makes it wonderfully easy for us to tell you how your Whippet Beagle mix may behave! ). Our whippet is 5 months and is not too bad out of the house - he does love to play with other dogs though, but is learning to take notice of the cues when another dog isn't interested.But he's driving me completely barmy in the evenings...our kitchen/dining room/family room is open plan and he spends most of his time in there. Even if it means driving in the car. Whippets are not outdoor dogs and should live in the house with their people. Now, the being timid and spooky part is very unlike a Whippet, but common in Italian Greyhounds, which look like a Whippet, but are smaller. I always find mine are calmer and better behaved the more opportunity they have to really run.I wouldn't expect the goading other dogs into chasing him to stop any time soon, it's pretty typical sighthound play!! They are calm, relaxing dogs that are low aggression, however, they’ll still chase down any small prey animal they see. I always tell prospective owners to get a 2 year old or older. In temperament, Whippets are known as calm, affectionate, playful dogs. They do go through an adolescent stage around 8 months (stroppy teenager phase) as their hormones start kicking in. After a year or two, he should grow out of this destructive phase, and will no longer be causing you a nuisance at home. If they see a rabbit, a squirrel or anything else of interest, they will be gone in a flash. Mature whippets still love to play and have fun, but they’re a lot easier to train and will walk nicely on a leader instead of pulling. So someone of it may well settle down, but it might be worth getting some more professional advice from a behaviourist. You will have to be prepared to bring your whippet inside during winter or all-year-long if you live in a cold country. With a calm demeanor (with spurts of energy), an intelligent mind, curious nature, and affection for family, the Beagle Whippet mix does great with children of all ages and loves other household pets. We all know how demanding it can be to look after a small child, they’re hyper, messy, clumsy and love to run riot when let free. An affiliate advertising program is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to 3rd Party Sites. Whippets also require a coat or body warmer so that they can be walked outside when it is cold and raining. This isn’t the case for every whippet, but I found that once my whippets had matured they were much easier to train and walk on a leader. When your whippet starts to mature it can sometimes feel like a different dog altogether, as they’ll suddenly become much calmer and less troublesome. Have a search for sighthound play groups - they're great for letting unreliable fast dogs off lead in secure locations. We’re looking for parents in the North, Midlands or South East to take part in online focus groups, Find out what Mumsnet users thought of Echo by Lloyd’s Pharmacy. They won’t need as much attention and you’ll be able to leave the house without them whining as much or chewing the sofa into pieces. So how do I tell if my whippet is matured? This is usually a good thing, as when they calm down they become much less destructive and a little easier to train when walking on a leader and recalling. However, this can’t be said for all whippets as I know friends who have still had trouble training their whippets even at ages four and five. The whippet may also start shaking uncontrollably and may take some time to calm down or stop the shaking. So you may want to spend a little more time with him to keep him comforted and ensure he’s taken for walks regularly. Engage your puppy by playing with a small toy, or training an easy skill. Always supervise your tethered puppy. Whippet puppies can be mischievous and destructive, but adults are calm, undemanding, and unobtrusive indoors, trotting around with a light-footed easy grace and seldom making a peep. 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