What Does Benching Mean?
Benching is very important in the care of a racing greyhound. The trainer is looking for everything from muscle soreness, swelling, bruising, small cuts, sore cuticles, fleas and ticks.
Trainers usually bench the dogs the day after the race (some will do before and after) in order to catch anything that might be bothering the dog and treat it promptly and appropriately. If something more serious is suspected, such as a bone injury, the dog is taken to the vet for an x-ray.