Saying hello and announcing my excitement
This will be my first post. My husband and I will be bringing home our Vizsla puppy in a month. She will be our first Vizsla, but we are not first time dog owners. Our puppy will be raised in a loving, active household where she will be one of “us.” We have two teenagers and they are over the moon. After we lost our Lab/Pitt mix last year, our house has been so empty. Our friends have a Vizsla and we just adore him. With the exposure we have had to the breed, we know this breed is right for our family. I began researching breeders in February. We visited our breeder and met our pups parents - I am thankful to this forum because I knew what questions to ask to be sure that we were purchasing a Vizsla from a reputable breeder. After we were approved (I love how picky our breeder is- making sure families are right for her pups) we had our name on an early summer “to be born” litter. They are so adorable - we receive a video and picture every few days from the breeder and we go to visit this week. I can’t tell you all how excited we are!
We raised our late dog Cooper from a puppy and we provided him with an a long leash walk, a long romp in the woods and yard/ball time everyday of his life even as he aged. He went everywhere with us as he was part of our pack. Cooper was well trained (which took a lot of work) both on and off leash. Cooper taught us that a physically/mentally exercised dog is a happy, sound member of the family. We loved our years with our dog- we just adored him and I want his memory to be part of our new journey with our Vizsla.
I look forward to this forum to share experiences with our puppy and have a place to ask Vizsla experts some questions.
My first is:
I’m in nesting mode- I have purchased all new toys of the ones we had for Cooper (Kong, Chuck-it, Jolly Ball...) but are there some puzzles or other toys that are good for occupying a Vizsla puppy?