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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for raising a Vizsla puppies

It will be another 40 days until I get my puppy and I expect to do plenty of learning in that time. One thing that I have already learned is that Vizslas don't respond to the same training methods as many other dogs. Vizslas don't require harsh training, or physical training, they only need consistent soft type training.

The Book "The Monks of New Skete: The Art of Raising a Puppy" comes in today for me, and this is the book that I will read first. Does anyone have any suggestions on good books to read, or especially books which are specifically for raising a Vizsla?

I understand how important it is to train Vizslas from day 1 or they can potentially be out of control.

Teach me your methods and trick ;D

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 05:53 PM
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Re: Tips for raising a Vizsla puppies

It's not specific to vizslas, but I read Caesar Millan's 1st book and thought it was pretty good. I skipped around when it got slow, but it was good to read about the psychology of dogs as opposed to just training techniques.

I thought it set a good foundation for creating a leader/pack mentality with your dog and in your home.

If you're interested I can dig it up and send the title.
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I should be able to find it on Amazon..

Thanks for the advice, I will check it out.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 11:09 PM
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Re: Tips for raising a Vizsla puppies

Yes Cesar Millan is a must! Also his Dog Whisperer videos are great! He has been right on everything! Another great book was Off to a Good Start.
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Re: Tips for raising a Vizsla puppies

I ended up getting 3 more books.
1.How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With [Paperback] by Rutherford, Clarice.
2.Vizslas (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) [Paperback] by Pinney
3.My Smart Puppy: Fun, Effective, and Easy Puppy Training

They were all rated highly, so I went for it. I wish I would have picked up a Cesar Milan as well. Thanks for the tips.

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Re: Tips for raising a Vizsla puppies

You can learn as much from his show as you can from his books. Not quite as thorough, but you'll pick up some good tips. Where I live he's on the National Geographic channel Friday nights and Saturday mornings... look it up and see when it's on. "The Dog Whisperer"
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EEeeeeekkkkkkkk!! Tomorrow is the big day!!

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Good Luck! Remember bonding with the puppy the first couple days are so important. Just play and get to know each other.
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Re: Tips for raising a Vizsla puppies

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Good Luck! Remember bonding with the puppy the first couple days are so important. Just play and get to know each other.
I'm taking 3 days off of work, and we have the long weekend, so I can be sure to spend all of my time with him!

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Re: Tips for raising a Vizsla puppies

First off he is absolutely gorgeous. I took him on a walk before taking him inside ( he is so funny on the leash) and then we hung out outside for an hour ( I hoped he would pee) , then we went inside and I let him drink a bunch of water. I brought him outside 10 minutes later and we stayed out there for another hour , but he still wouldn't pee. As soon as I brought him back inside he peed on the carpet

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