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We've had a greyhound for a couple of months now and she's finally starting to relax and settle down. She's very calm and placid if rather nervous, but she's quite happily been left home alone for aproximately 6 hours on weekdays right from the start, although seemingly she never left the sofa during those 6 hours. She has finally learned to use the dog flap however so she can now access the garden, but she's taken to digging and trying to shove herself through the hedge to get out. We've come to the conclusion that as she's gained a bit in confidence and is not confining herself to the sofa she also starting to get bored. This is a dog however who has never been in a caring home before, having seemingly been a Spanish one-dog puppy factory in her former life, and as far as we can tell she has no concept of play. Our previous greyhound loved soft toys and balls (and the wife's underwear), but this one just doesn't seem to have any idea that the toys are hers or that they're things to play with. Even chews and chew toys have been ignored. We're going to try getting a rubber kong or similar toy that can be stuffed with food to see if that interests her, even though she doesn't seem to be food obsessed like most dogs. Anybody care to make any other suggestions to keep her ocupied?