I have a 5 year old greyhound/foxhound mix. I've had her for a little over 3 years. She is great in so many ways. My husband and I are definitely of the mindset that we have to be the pack leader, and she does really well with that. She does seem to have a very high prey drive and does not get along with other animals very well.

However, the main issue is that she wakes up virtually every night at least once to go outside. While outside she always goes to the bathroom, but also barks at whatever animals are out there and smells all over the yard. We have a fence, but I think there are small animals (racoons, rabbits, cats, etc.) that sometimes get in the yard.

To combat this, we give her about 5 minutes and then call her in. She gets a "come" treat, and then we go straight back to bed. She gets a walk almost every day for at least 20 minutes. However she does lay around all day while we're at work as well as much of the evening (typical of greyhound breed). I pick her food up at 7pm and she is able to go out whenever she needs to, and does so before my husband goes to bed @ 11 or 12 at night. I wake up for work @ 5am, so she's doing this between 11 - 5!