Day 1 with new Vizsla Puppy - Any Advice?
If all goes as planned, we're bringing home our 8 week old female Vizsla puppy on Saturday. We're so excited. I have a couple of questions:
1. Does anyone have any general advice for the first day? Anything we should start from the first moment we arrive home after the long car ride, that you know from experience? One example is something I read in another thread - immediately take her from the car to the the spot in the backyard where we want to encourage her to go to the bathroom. Forget who posted this. But else? What is a good way to 'introduce' the puppy to our new home? It will be on Saturday afternoon, so we have all day.
2. We're crate training her from the get-go. Does anyone have a specific crate they recommend? We're finding that the crates we see at PetSmart etc. are either too small for her to grow up in, or too big for right now. Anyone have a good Vizsla sized crate they can recommend?
Honestly, after reading these forums we're a little bit apprehensive and nervous! We have owned a V before several years ago, but for some reason now that we know how much energy they have, plus reading these threads, we're happy but a little afraid we're going to screw up!