iíd say especially when starting out,
make sure you have the right toy about for the right situation,
i canít tell you how many problems got averted with george early on
because i was able to change the dynamic to a new game or activity.
the word dogged exists for a reason,
frustration, yours or theirs, is no reason for them to abandon a pursuit...
luckily, they reset easy when the toy/dynamic changes.
will just warn you now, they will not say when they are over tired,
an exhausted vizsla does not quit.
be prepared to enforce naps, take toys away;
think it took george about 6 months to figure out when to turn his mind off...
most toys take some time and training to use, so, be prepared to go slow to use effectively.
i used tug [with a rope-type toy] to get to fetch, but, until he had fetch down, he had limited interest in most balls / sticks.
takes a bit of time until their mouth is big enough to get a good grip on most things as well...
that said, we got a kong squeeze crackle bone when he was born; it bounces unpredictably when you throw it, we still use it daily, is one of his favorites.
early on i used small bits of food to teach him how to catch,
we then graduated to small tennis balls,
now he has mad skillz with anything.... was well worth the time to teach.
once he had fetch down [this took months to get solid], we got a chuck-it football.
also an irregular bouncer,
has the perfect ratio of him being able to grip it and me able to pry it loose.
thereís no other way to describe his look other than giddy when he grabs it every morning.
even if i add the medical bills for my broken fingers [we tend to play tackle],
one of the best joy / $ purchases iíve made in my life...
ultimately, the only toy they really want is you.
enjoy your final month of quiet for a while...