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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Vizsla soon to be joining family

Hi there, I should have a Vizsla pup this coming December. My colleague has two which we often walk so familiar with breed. I still have four months so trying to do as much research as possible so that we are well prepared for the arrival of the pup..... I see there is a wealth of knowledge on the forum and looking forward to learning from it, are there any books you would recommend buying....? Vizsla savvy is one that keeps coming up when you Google the subject... thanks in advance..
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 09:21 AM
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Hi, and welcome to the forums! Are you ready to meet the love of your life? ;D

I like "The Vizsla" by Bernard C. Boggs, and also The Hungarian Vizsla" by Gay Gottlieb". Both are good, informative books. Now I bet you can't wait for December to hurry up and get here!!

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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks... we are justing waiting on confirmation from the breeder that her bitch has been successfully mated....Roll on December we are all very excited. I was brought up with Labs and wanted something different. As mentioned, a good friend of mine has two HV's both cracking dogs and helped me make up my mind.... I did see those books you mentioned, I will look into them again
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 10:12 AM
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We have a book called "Versatile Vizsla" by Marion Coffman. Very informative and pretty enough to be a coffee table book.
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Great, I saw that book as well advertised....... has anyone read the Vizsla Savvy book...? Thanks again....
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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 11:57 AM
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your future Pup!

It may help us refer books if we have an idea of what you might wish to experience with your dog, i.e. focus in Field or Obedience or just general Vizsla History...?

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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry I didn't make that clear.... It was puppy training and best practises and preparing for her arrival... she will be a family pet, thanks
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post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 10:06 AM
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Ian Dunbar has two free download books

Before you get your Puppy
After you get your Puppy

There are many good ideas and much good information in these. As with any book, read, interpret and decide what is best for you and your dog. For example, if I recall correctly he pushes for early spay/neuter. Many are coming to discover there are significant long term health, temperment and structural issues related to doing so. Though I don't agree with that portion of the book, there is much value in it. I guess I'm saying don't toss the baby with the bathwater.

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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Ken, thanks for that..... I have 4 months before the pup arrives so plenty time to do my research
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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 02:35 PM
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This is another good book I suggest giving a read:

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Positive...+reinforcement
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