A parliamentary inquiry has been established to examine the NSW greyhound industry regulator.
The cross-party upper house inquiry, established on Thursday, will focus on the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission's policies, procedures and mechanisms.
It will also examine the relationship between the Commission, Greyhound Racing NSW and industry participants, as well as the watchdog's funding and its role in improving the welfare of greyhounds.
The inquiry will be chaired by Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party leader Robert Borsak.
The NSW government in June released a code of practice for the welfare of greyhounds used in the state's racing industry.
It was described at the time by Better Regulation Minister Kevin Anderson as being a "significant turning point" for the sector after ABC program Four Corners in 2015 exposed live baiting on Queensland, NSW and Victoria tracks.
The program showed footage of small animals being tied to mechanical lures where they were chased, caught and savaged by greyhounds.
There was also evidence of dogs being slaughtered and dumped, in an industry tainted by the culling of failed racers, as well as overbreeding.
Former NSW premier Mike Baird announced in July 2016 the sport would be banned across the state but backflipped three months later.
The code comes into effect on January 1 and outlines standards for keeping, treating and handling the dog breed and for the facilities, equipment and conditions at premises where they are kept or raced.