‘Website Woof’ presents Chunky; Chunky was born in February 2012.
We hope you enjoy reading the volunteers descriptions of their walks with the hounds. If you would like a detailed assessment of Chunky please visit Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare where the manager, Carol, and staff can advise you on his temperament, nature, health and diet.
The kennels are open daily for hound walking from 11am until 2pm and are located at Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224918
CHUNKY WENT TO PAINSHILL PARK WITH NINA M. ON THREE OCCASIONS RECENTLY. THIS IS WHAT NINA SAID ABOUT CHUNKY:
‘Chunky and I have been to Painshill Park quite a few times recently. On our first outing, he was a bit unsure of himself but over the three visits, he has improved massively. He travels pretty well in the car – he jumps in right away and needs a bit of time to settle, but with more trips in the car he will be perfectly fine with it.
Chunky is a big lad, extremely cuddly and very friendly. He is confident out and about. He is ok with going up the stairs, but needs a bit of encouragement going down the stairs – his long legs have a tendency to get a bit tangled, but a little bit of practice will sort that out.
He finds birds and squirrels interesting, but does not actively chase them. He was completely mesmerized by a young calf, but that is probably because he has never seen one before!
He is friendly with some other dogs of different breeds and wags his tail when he meets them. He does get excited pretty quickly, so he needs ongoing socialization with other breeds. Compared to some other greyhounds, his interest in smaller dogs is manageable, but will need some time and work. As Chunky is such a nice cuddly boy, the investment will definitely be worth it.’
Chunky went to Painshill Park with Anna G.N. on October 29th 2017. This is what she said about him:
‘Everything is exciting to this chap. The car is exciting! He jumps in with no issues, but struggled to settle – there were too many windows to look out. He didn’t seem nervous or anxious, just curious and excited. He’s good on the lead, but does react to other breeds – mostly by planting his feet and staring, but there was the odd lunge toward certain dogs. No barking. He likes human interaction and responds well to encouragement and distraction. When he got a bit too excited in the car some cuddles calmed him down quickly.
He seemed to absolutely love his walk and would make someone a fun and energetic companion! He’s a very rewarding hound to spend time with.’