We always recommend that owners keep their greyhounds on a fixed lead whenever out in public, except in fully enclosed areas. This is due to their chase instinct, their speed and, like many pets, their lack of road sense.
Greyhounds live most happily as pets in quiet environments. They do well in families with children as long as the children are taught to treat the dog calmly with politeness and appropriate respect, like any other pet. Greyhounds have a sensitive nature, and gentle commands work best as training methods
A common misconception regarding greyhounds is that they are hyperactive, need lots of space and require lots of exercise but in fact, due to their calm temperament, they can live comfortably in small homes and flats, sleep close to 18 hours per day and enjoy moderate exercise.
Although some greyhounds may bark, they are not known as barkers and fit very well into a suburban environments. In fact, many owners describe their greyhounds as “45-mile-per-hour couch potatoes”.