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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Planned time alone for pup

Hey guys!

Have been reading and enjoying a lot of the advice on this forum - it has been truly helpful!

My wife and I have finally added a new vizsla pup to our home! Rufus is now 18 weeks old, and have had hime since he was 8 weeks, boy did those last 10 weeks go fast!

He sleeps throughout the night in his crate, and hasn't had an accident inside for about 2 weeks ( he has a doggy door and uses it very well)

I work from home, so I am wondering if I should be planning time away from him (where he actually knows I am not home)?
He spends 2-3 hours of the morning outside where he eats his frozen Kongs for about 1 hour, and then the rest of the time he whines and stares inside at the window. He rarely settles himself on his own.

What can I do to have him enjoy being outside for a little while? He has toys, an antler and his bone marrow that he is slowly working away on (slow because he spends a lot of time staring inside).

Also, he gets a nice walk at midday, and then spends the rest of the day inside, with a visit to a nice open paddock to run and play with our friends dogs before dinner time.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 09:55 AM
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I would plan some time for him crated and alone. You never know when he will need to be alone in his crate in the future and it certainly helps to have him exposed to that.
As far as time outside, I've found that the vizslas really want to be with their people, so if you want him to enjoy his time outside, well, enjoy it with him! I do have a girl that seems to prefer the outside and will hang out all day outside. (They have a dog door) She will come inside, check in, see what's what, and then run back outside. Just different personalities I suppose.
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If you figure out how to get a vizsla to enjoy the outdoors alone, let me know.
I've only been able to accomplish this if they can come and go at will. Meaning leaving the door open, or a doggie door.

There are those rare occasions when they will stay outdoors without me, and the door closed. But that normally means they are up to no good.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:37 AM
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There are those rare occasions when they will stay outdoors without me, and the door closed. But that normally means they are up to no good.
Yeah ... like when the kids are quiet you know something's up.
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