Training your dog is always recommended, regardless of the breed, in order to have a healthy and content pet. If you are contemplating about an athletic breed like a Greyhound dog, then you'll need to look in to the appropriate training and their profile.
Greyhound dog training is no different than training another other dog but you might like to keep in mind their personality traits and general behavior to achieve the required training result. These dogs are widely known as racing dogs, and not a boisterous dog. They do not need excessive amounts of exercise but generally walks and to near by parks will do fine to keep your dog healthy and in tip top shape.
They are generally a quiet, gentle and loving dog and respond well to positive training methods. Punishment based training is not recommended especially with this breed. Greyhounds can be easily startled and tend to bolt off without stopping when they are frightened. When you are outdoors with your dog it is highly recommended that you keep them on a leash or a fenced boundary when off leash for this very reason.
Avoid frightening situations if at all possible; take training one step at a time by adding new tricks or things slowly. Training should be a fun and positive experience with a few challenges for mental stimulation. Always reward your dog with treats and praise at the end of their training session or whatever they find enjoyable.
Discipline your Greyhound dog with positive actions. If your dog was to urinate on the carpet inside, it is pointless trying to punish them once the deed is already done. The key is to catch them in the act and with a firm grunt of noise to get their attention, proceed to relocate them to an appropriate spot where they can finish. Then reward your dog for finishing in the correct location. This will avoid compounding any problems and will eventually teach them the correct place to go.
To get your Greyhound dog excited about going to training, sessions should be enjoyable, short, and challenging for them. Do not expect your dog to grasp the tasks quickly; they will get it eventually with positive training. If your dog is having some difficulty return to a simpler task they can comply with then move on to another task to avoid boredom.