Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lomita California
Re: When will he calm down?
I'm not sure about Vizsla's even though we had Foxy until she was 2 1/2... she was raised with a 10/11 yr old Weimaraner Greta who was a total nut ball until about 3 yrs, when she began to mellow a bit. But by 10 she was quite relaxed...which helped our pup Foxy to be a more calm/mellow puppy. In the same scenario, our current pup Fergy has been raised with Pearl who is 7 and she keeps him in line when he starts to go ballistic. But he is the worst nag in the world if he wants to Play, Run or go for a walk! We MUST comply to his needs, when you own a Vizsla, you just sign on to certain commitments.
He does the wild thing/Zoomies like all Vizslas...races through the house, banks off the back of the sofa, 360's around the table, scoots the rug across the room and up against the wall etc... we all know this event... however, with him, he gets loony like this when he is tired and needs to sleep, but like a little kid, is trying to stay awake! Because when he does this, it gets the other two dogs all rattled and upset, and barking. I usually take all three of them to my office and sit quietly, as they all relax and pass out. If I am busy, I put them outside till they calm down and they usually all drift back through the dog door in their own time.
Mr. Ferguson 6-25-13