There is a law that greyhounds in public must have a collar and leash and a muzzle, unless they have muzzle exemption, in which case they need a numbered Green Collar, or their exemption ID card.
Rassilon is muzzle exempt, as you would expect for a (part time) therapy dog. He wouldn’t be the most appealing dog if he went to meet people and had a muzzle on.
At the moment we are doing just 2 visits due to Rassilon’s anxiety attack a while ago, and me, now having been diagnosed with osteo-arthritis in my knee, and, having worn away the cartilage, so walking is not a lot of fun, especially in cooler weather. (Apparently this is also something I inherited from my parents!).
But, a friend came to see me the other day. He rides a Harley Davidson motorbike with a slightly louder than standard exhaust system. So how does the noise affect Rassilon?
What does Rassilon think of the green collar and leash rules? Given the chance, what would Rassilon do if he got out?
I think that answers all the questions!
And after the bike took off, we stayed outside talking to a neighbor for about 15 minutes, and Rassilon came over for a pat, went wandering around the front garden, came for a pat, wandered, then went to the door, in a not to subtle hint that he wanted to go in.
At NO TIME did he make any attempt to run away.
BUT I DON’T RECOMMEND ANYONE ELSE TRY THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE ABSOLUTE TRUST IN YOUR HOUND.