top of page

What is Behavioral Guidance?

Realizing that the new families had doubts when taking their whippet home, we started a basic orientation work to help in the education of the puppies. We are veterinarians, we have great experience with the breed, we know in depth its behavior, but we are not specialists in dog education. We were sure that a competent professional would be ideal for transmitting quality information. That's why we thought of a partnership with educator Fúlvia Andrade. We had been following her work for a long time and as soon as we studied the best way to help the puppies and their families, we put the project into practice.

In BEHAVIORAL ORIENTATION, which accompanies the puppy, you have digital material that contains tips on adapting the puppy to its new home, how to use and enjoy the toys well, teach the right place to pee and poop, teach your puppy to be alone , among other guidelines that will make you and your whippet happier and make living together even more pleasurable.

In addition to the articles, you also have a free 45-minute consultation by phone or skype with Fúlvia Andrade.


Congratulations, you've decided to have a puppy! But and now? Will I manage to get through this phase without too many problems? In this text, we will answer the main doubts of first-time mothers and fathers!


Where can the puppy's corner be?

For the first few weeks, ideally, the puppy is confined to a reasonably sized space, with access to the entire house only when under constant supervision. Why that? This time coincides with toilet training, where we don't want any accidents to happen.


We don't mean that the puppy has to be confined, without human contact, far from it! They really need our company and education at this stage to become great companions.

Its corner can be a kitchen and service area (if the environment is larger) or living room, kitchen and service area (if the environment is small). That's when he's home alone, without human company.

With you at home, he'll have access to everything, as long as you're always keeping an eye on him, not busy using a computer, reading, and so on.


In this corner have (in the places where you don't want him to use it as a bathroom) the bed, the water pot and toys. On the opposite side, do his bathroom, with lots of sheets of newspaper (or sanitary mat) at the beginning, because he doesn't really know where to pee yet (and isn't even aware that it's tight).


* The full text will be made available on delivery of your BSC whippet.


The dog is a social animal, just like the human being. Your instinct tells you that, to be safe, you must live with your group, which will guarantee your survival. When his group of “humans” leaves and leaves him alone, the feeling that the animal instinctively has is that its survival is threatened. He just doesn't understand that nothing will happen and that the situation will be short-lived. From the perspective of the dog, he is being abandoned.


In addition to being ingrained in their instincts that it's not good to be alone, many dogs are extremely attached to their owners. This often occurs because of the dog's temperament, but also because of the owner's attitude, who encourages and likes to have his pet always around, very close.


We, in general, end up creating situations that we are not even aware of: we demonstrate, in an emphatic way, that we feel sorry and we say goodbye to him effusively when we leave the house. Of course, the dog will start to notice the slightest signs every time we go out and anxiety will set in from this moment on... Or, we call the dog all the time to be by our side, even if he is in his corner gnawing a bone.


On the other hand, there are also some other factors that can trigger the so-called separation anxiety syndrome: abrupt change in the dog's routine (examples - owner was on vacation, or spent more time with the furry one and, suddenly, absent more); Home moving; loss or arrival of a new family member that changes the furry's routine.


* The full text will be made available on delivery of your BSC whippet.


- Use punishment (screaming, hitting, rubbing the puppy's snout in the pee/coconut). It will only make the puppy afraid to go to bed when you are around, looking for hidden places to pee/coconut and, in some cases, eating the feces in order to hide them.

- Leave him unsupervised, loose around the house and still uneducated. Recipe for disaster and training delay.

- Leave him alone in his bathroom (service area or backyard) for 5 minutes and assume he has peed/coconut and, as soon as he enters, do it indoors. Supervision always!


* The full text will be made available on delivery of your BSC whippet.


Toys are important to dogs, both to reduce boredom and to maintain good behavior. They can also prevent situations in which unwanted behaviors can develop (assuming both you and your dog have training basics).


They can be offered during and after education training sessions to occupy, distract, reward, reduce separation anxiety and, of course, simply for fun and entertainment. Proper use of toys, along with consistent positive reinforcement given to learned behaviors, is critical to having a well-bred dog.


* The full text will be made available on delivery of your BSC whippet.


You have a Whippet, you fell in love with the breed and can't live without it anymore. Whippets are addictive. So you decide to have another one and the puppy has just arrived. It would all be wonderful if the two of them got along. What to do then for the older one to enjoy the company of this little kitten turned on 22oV? Before, some considerations:

1. Two dogs is three times the work

2. Dogs don't always teach each other good things

3. Opposites attract

4. Take into account your dog's tastes

5. The first impression is what remains


Bottom line: having two dogs can be three times the work, but it can also be a hundred times more fun. If your dog enjoys the company of other dogs, the work of choosing a second dog will be worth it, such is the joy it will bring to everyone in the family. But it's a decision only you can make. Good luck!


* The full text will be made available on delivery of your BSC whippet.

bottom of page