Re: Many questions about Vizslas!!!!!
After having a Vizsla I will never again have any other type of dog. I have had dogs all my life since I was five and the Vizsla is by far the smartest, most loyal and people like dog I have every had. Yes you can of course leave the dog home alone. But my trainer has 5 Vizslas and 2 other dogs and she says you really should not, leave a dog home un-kenneled. They begin to love the kennel, like their own place to be if they want to get away. My last dog we took the door off and he would sleep in there all the time. For about the first 2 months your puppy should get out midway during the day for a potty break. I don't care for invisible fences and we never tried them with our Vizslas, but you are right, they need positive reinforcement, I recommend the Clicker training programs.I would recommend just fencing your yard. My whole neighborhood has the invisible fence and every dog has gotten out at least once in the last 2 years.Yes a half an hour in the morning and an hour of outside play time is more than enough to keep a Vizsla happy during the week. On the weekends we play with them outside more and take them to the doggy parks. I find Vizsla to be far from hyper, they have some energy to burn, but if you raise it right with boundaries to start from 8 weeks old you will not have any issues, and if you start to find your Vizsla to be hyper, it is not getting enough play time. We have two and we just adopted the 9 month old male from the Vizsla rescue and he had some hyper issues sometimes, but that came from his owners before us. In 3 weeks he have made a 180 degree change. Good luck in your choice.