The law and GAP say that a greyhound MUST be on a leash at all times when in public areas, and for most of the time Rassilon is, I even carry his green collar ID badge.
It is easy to take him out to public areas because he loves the car. I only have to leave the door open for a while and he gets in.
Apparently this is not uncommon for greyhounds, and Rassilon gets in and settles down on the back seat and just lays there. Kia, my Doberman would settle down, but you had to go for a long, long drive before she would lay down, and she would start whining within about 1 minute of the car moving. But this was excitement, because she too loved going for a drive.
The other day I went over to see my mother and obviously took Rassilon. But when I got there I let him out of the car and walked him into the house as usual, except this time I didn’t put his collar or leash on.
I have had the feeling for a while that if let off the leash he would not run away (I do not include the beach in this though. Off the leash on the beach = goodbye Rassilon).
He walked beside me and didn’t wander off course and went straight into the house, and his leash and collar were on the front seat of the car, where they have stayed since.
This is as comfortable as I feel at the moment. Perhaps later when he is better trained I will be willing to try something a bit more daring.