Re: Vizslas on the Furniture - Yes or No?
This is a personal choice, as everyone has said, but my strong suggestion is decide what is allowable and be consistant and strict...I wish I had headed this advice! We allowed Mac on the couch as a pup, but as he's gotten bigger it's not so comfortable and we don't have a specific chair for him (however, in the summer he prefers the floor). Problem w/ this is he got the idea he was allowed on all furniture in and outside the home..which you don't want when visiting friends/family. So we have been working on not letting him on furniture for the last few months and it seems to have almost been cured. But be consistant..any exceptions and these guys will take full advantage...they don't understand grey (at least Mac doesn't)..needsot be black or white.
In regards to the bed...Mac was crated until 5.5months, then we started letting him sleep w/ us. It was fine for a while...but he's pretty big boy at 8 months and it just doesn't work in a queen size bed...and w/ him always wanting to sleep by our heads and stretching out and kicking us in the face, back, etc w/ his legs. So now we are working on him staying on his dog bed at the foot of the bed. Only started about a week ago (he;s no longer allowed on the bed at all) but he's improving a little every night. Hopefully at some point in the distant future he'll understand he can come up only when invited (for some cuddling on weekend mornings).
Best of luck w/ whatever you decide.