So we broke down and got Miles an E collar. :-\
We tried long lead/ cord training, back to training classes, treat training.... he was an angel for the trainer, an angel on the lead and as soon as he is completely off the lead he's back to his old ways. He doesn't run away, he just dances around us and doesn't want to go home. He's gotten to the point where he makes me nervous though bc his confidence is growing and he's exploring more on trails, and now with snake season coming I need him to come back when called. We also have a few hiking vacations coming back and in new areas I want to feel confident he is will be safe and come back when I tell him to.
So the collar is in the mail on it's way. I hope it goes well, going to read the training manual tonight.
Our first Vizsla "Miles" born 12/21/11
Our second Vizsla "Chase" born 5/17/13