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Whippets and Separation Anxiety: How to manage it

Whippets and Separation Anxiety: How to manage it

Some whippets struggle with separation anxiety. Whimpering, howling, toileting in the house and displaying destructive behaviours are all indications that they might be suffering. Do these things sound familiar? You’re not alone. 

Speaking with Canine Behaviourist, Rachael Claire and gathering statistics from the whippet owners of Instagram, we’ve created a helpful resource with practical tips on how to effectively manage and improve a whippet's separation anxiety.

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How much exercise does a whippet need?

How much exercise does a whippet need?

The PDSA says a minimum of 1 hour is plenty for an adult whippet to keep them fit and healthy. But what kind of exercise and stimulation do they require daily? 

We spoke with accredited Canine Behaviourist, Rachael Claire and *polled the whippet-owning community of Instagram to get some definitive answers - spoiler, it takes more than just an off lead run to meet your whippet’s daily needs.

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When do whippets calm down?

When do whippets calm down?

Did you know that the most searched question about whippets on Google is ‘When do whippets calm down?’ 

Online sources say whippets start to calm down around the 18-month mark, others say much older. So, we’ve conducted research of our own, speaking with a vet, a behaviourist and whippet-owners of the internet to get a more accurate answer about these curious creatures.

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