Re: Vizslas and City Living
A big backyard is nice, but I find I enjoy getting out to new places more for the novelty than for more space. Less familiar places add a mental stimulation aspect to exercising that playing fetch in the backyard lacks. Still, you can put that space to good use. Try tapping into your dog's instinct to hunt and retrieve by inventing games. It can be as simple as hiding treats or favorite toys around the yard. Tie other skills, like sit, stay, down, come, or leave it, into that as she learns them. A walk downtown or around pet friendly stores can work in a pinch and will help break up the routine, especially in those winter months. We'll be going through our first real winter this year, so I'll be brainstorming with you when the snow starts falling!
Just be creative and actively engaged and you'll do just fine!