13 week old vizsla starting to intimidate me! - Hungarian Vizsla Forums
 11Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 9
13 week old vizsla starting to intimidate me!

Hi,
Targa is a sweet 13 week old, great personality, healthy, and just an all around great puppy. Every evening around the same time she becomes insane. She runs around the house and on the lead so fast that I'm truly afraid that she is going to hurt herself. She slams into things head first and slips and falls. The worst thing is the jumping and biting. She lunges at us and tears our clothing and bites us. The worst is for my 9 year old son who is really starting to be afraid of her. I read the books and it says to turn away from the dog and ignore the behavior. That doesn't stop it. Last night she shredded the blouse I was wearing from behind and will also bite you on the backside and backs of your legs. From reflex I've pushed her away with my leg and have even held her snout closed and held her to the ground while saying "no biting" this only makes it worse. The behavior will usually subside after about an hour and then she goes to sleep.

I fear that she isn't getting enough exercise. We always have her on a leash because we are afraid she will run off. We try taking her for walks but mostly she will just lay her front end down and refuse to go. She loves retrieving in the house which we do as much as possible. She isn't fully vaccinated yet so I can't take her to puppy daycare or obedience training. I think she is bored.

Can anyone offer suggestions of how to reign in this behavior? I know she has exercise to burn but the lunging and biting is getting scary as she gets bigger.
Thanks,
Jenmull506 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 08:02 AM
Administrator
 
texasred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,644
It's the witching hour. Where a tired puppy will act like a fool. I put mine in the crate at that time.
Even though she can't go to a puppy class yet. You can still find things to do with her. Some of the hardware stores, let you take dogs. Some restaurants have dog friendly patios.
Try to find open fields, or unused baseball/soccer fields. Put a puppy checkcord on her, and let her run.
Puppies love working for treats, and can learn a lot. Just about anything you want to teach can be started at this age.
karendm, MikoMN and Melinda Meyers like this.

Not all those who wander are lost.

Life is just a leap of faith.
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
texasred is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 08:54 AM
Member
 
pez999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 97
The biting and craziness sounds familiar..too familiar. Bandi and I think all other V pups do that at that age. Those sharp little teeth can be painful. If she got over hyper and crazy, we would ignore or anytime she's biting, replace it with a toy. They'll get it eventually. I know some people even use spray bottles with water.

As for exercise, they sell check cords and other leashes that are 30' and you can walk in an open area and let her have some freedom and explore the smells outside. We don't have a backyard but more of a bit of open grass area the size of a backyard but not fenced. When Bandi was younger we would let him run around because he was too little to run away and too scared to anyway. If you don't trust her, just use a longer lead and let her move around outside.

For inside you can do some training that'll occupy her mentally, which can tire her out too.
karendm and MikoMN like this.

Follow Bandi on IG @bandi_vizsla
pez999 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 01:26 PM
Administrator
 
texasred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,644
You have to weight the pros, and cons on socialising a puppy before fully vaccinated. While I don't take mine to places where a lot of dogs gather.
I do take them to a lot of other places.
My daughter carried June around Bass Pro shop as a tiny puppy. Although she was never put on the floor, they took pictures with the Easter bunny. She went with us for the family gathering on Easter.
She went with us to visit friends, and be sure to invite friends over.
Plenty of running dragging a check cord behind her, in out if the way, off the beaten path places.
karendm and pez999 like this.

Not all those who wander are lost.

Life is just a leap of faith.
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
texasred is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 08:09 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 3
in your same boat. I just posted. Our pups are the same age and having same issues. Evening is rough and I just put Wyatt in his crate for settle time. He doesn't like walking much either. the struggle is real sister. I am hoping some people on here can encourage us through this and that our pups will stop this at some point.
Heather Lannom Henkel is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 04:28 AM
Member
 
karendm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 55
When Amber did her worse biting was when she was exhausted. I didn't understand it at first, I thought she was frustrated and needed to do more exercise but I figured it out eventually and realized she needed a lot more sleep than I thought. You read all these things about how much exercise these dogs need but a 13 week old puppy gets tired very quickly. They need sleep and then activity constantly through the day and that is why you can't get anything done around the house!!!
I would highly recommend getting her socialized and taking her out even before her shots...Vizslas can be a little more cautious than other breeds and if not socialized properly can become fearful and you don't want that. You just need to pick the area carefully and talk to the people before she meets another dog and make sure they are ok with puppies.
Finally, you can do a lot of training at home and this is not too early to start! It will tire them out more than a walk! Make it fun and keep it to 10 minutes at a time. Sit, come, stay, lie down, go find. Lots and lots and lots of repetition! Good luck! The puppy stage was hard for me as I did not expect it to take as much energy as having a child!!! The good thing is that it goes by a lot faster, maybe 3 months before you have a somewhat normal puppy!!
pez999 likes this.
karendm is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 11:41 AM
Senior Member
 
MikoMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Hutchinson, MN
Posts: 231
At 16 months our dog still does this at about seven/eight PM. We take him out to go to the bathroom for the night, and he will get in his play crouch, tail up and wagging, then enter zoomies. He also will sometimes do it when people come over and he gets too excited. Usually in those cases we send him to kennel for a few minutes and he snaps out of it. But it usually happens in that late evening hour.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
pez999 likes this.
MikoMN is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 04:43 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenmull506 View Post
Hi,
Targa is a sweet 13 week old, great personality, healthy, and just an all around great puppy. Every evening around the same time she becomes insane. She runs around the house and on the lead so fast that I'm truly afraid that she is going to hurt herself. She slams into things head first and slips and falls. The worst thing is the jumping and biting. She lunges at us and tears our clothing and bites us. The worst is for my 9 year old son who is really starting to be afraid of her. I read the books and it says to turn away from the dog and ignore the behavior. That doesn't stop it. Last night she shredded the blouse I was wearing from behind and will also bite you on the backside and backs of your legs. From reflex I've pushed her away with my leg and have even held her snout closed and held her to the ground while saying "no biting" this only makes it worse. The behavior will usually subside after about an hour and then she goes to sleep.

I fear that she isn't getting enough exercise. We always have her on a leash because we are afraid she will run off. We try taking her for walks but mostly she will just lay her front end down and refuse to go. She loves retrieving in the house which we do as much as possible. She isn't fully vaccinated yet so I can't take her to puppy daycare or obedience training. I think she is bored.

Can anyone offer suggestions of how to reign in this behavior? I know she has exercise to burn but the lunging and biting is getting scary as she gets bigger.
Thanks,
My Lucy is about 4 months old and she started to do the same in terms of the little bites here and there and the chewing of stuff including furniture. Someone here mentioned a water spray. Well, I kinda tried to hit two birds with one stone and started by using puppy/furniture friendly fleas & ticks spray. it worked like a charm. she gets her ticks treatment while at the same time learning to behave. to avoid spraying too much, I wind it down to water but now I don't do it as much. I use this technique to correct her behavior on other things like pulling or trying to chew through her leash as well. now she knows that whenever I pick up that spray, she runs to her crate (which was hard to get her trained on in the beginning).
tamer is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-03-2017, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 9
Thanks for all the tips, I did get a check cord but she really doesn't venture too far away from me so unless I run too, which I don't so she still doesn't get much exercise. I have found putting her in the crate when she gets like that does calm her down. She usually will settle down within a couple of minutes and come out at least 50% calmer. I have signed her up for obedience classes starting in about a week and then once she gets her rabies vaccine I'm putting her in a doggie resort a couple of days a week just for fun. She loves to play with other pups that I've had her around so far.
Jenmull506 is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-05-2017, 12:35 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 15
We just returned from our first puppy kindergarten class. The instructor specifically mentioned dusk as being a time that dogs typically get the zoomies and act out (itís true for us). She recommended the crate until itís full dark. Bo is four months and has passed out of the biting/attacking phase, but it was highly frustrating. Not much other than crating until calm seemed to work. Good luck.
Brianbr13 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Hungarian Vizsla Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome