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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2019, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, getting a male vizsla puppy in a few weeks. He’ll be about 8 weeks old when I bring him home. This is the first time I’ve owned one. Growing up i had a basset and a dachshund so i know it’s pretty different from that. Is there anything (in terms of pet supplies) that I should ideally make sure i have day one ? Anything I should be prepared for specifically ? How much exercise will he need while he’s still a puppy and as he ages ? Responses appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-27-2019, 05:31 AM
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The great think about this forum is there is so much information already here.

When we were thinking about getting a Vizsla we just read hundreds of the posts here to get a feel for the breed and what issues we might face.

Just browse through the posts and you will get an excellent guide to what to expect and how to face some of the challanges.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 09:55 AM
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From my own experience, you will need lots of patience! I was also surprised, but of course I had never had a puppy before, but they really don't need a lot of exercise in the beginning, they get over-tired very quickly. I would suggest getting into a routine from the beginning of eat, potty, play, rest. Once we figured that out it went much more smoothly and ours was already 10 weeks old by the time we got her. Good luck!
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Plan on your new pup having some accident in the house. Him waking you up during the night. Chewing something up, when you thought you were watching him. Latching on to your skin/clothes with those needle teeth playing.

Leash, collar, crate, treats, toys, and bedding that will likely get shredded. Product to clean up accidents, non detergent puppy shampoo.
Tons of patients. Just enjoy your pup, and keep in mind they have a short attention span.
Puppies need safe socialization, not dog parks.

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Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 07:23 AM
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Would you have recommendation for items you listed? Will be bringing home female pup in 6 weeks.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 02:34 PM
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diver72 - Ask your breeder for his/her recommendations. My breeder gave me a binder full of information. The recommendations were very detailed - from the size of collar, size of crates (females, males, puppies, for SUVs, etc.), food, toys, treats, amount of exercise, etc. It was very specific but not 'must do this' - it was just her thoughts on years and years of raising Vizslas, leaving the decision open to me to decide on what works for me, the pup and our family. I'm on my second Vizsla and still, I poured through her recommendations and really appreciated them. Also, it's been 10 years since I've had a puppy and things (like food and vaccination recommendations) change. Enjoy your new pup!
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