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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Vizsla in NYC

First of all, sigh.... So I've been recently faced with a HUGE change in my life. It looks like I am going to be living in New York City within a few months (I'm currently and have always lived in Indiana). My Vizsla Bacon is only 14 weeks, and I want more than anything to take her with me. Does anyone have a Vizsla in NYC? I almost feel like it's an oxymoron you know? If you don't own one in NYC, any thoughts? I'm obviously worried about the exercise. i know she would be there fine now, but what about at a year old? I'm sure I could do day care sitting/dog parks, but even still, is that feasible? Looking for realistic concerns/hopes. Thanks everyone
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 09:57 PM
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It can be done.
We live in a big city as well up here in Toronto, not the hustle and bustle of NYC but still a big city.
You will make it work.

Take the time and read this blog.
http://urbanmutt.blogspot.com/2005/11/six-months.html
Contact the writer with questions, I am sure she would be more then happy to give advise.

Good luck.



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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 09:06 AM
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My daughter lives in Manhattan and says she has seen Vizslas...so they are there.
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 10:25 AM
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As Kian said, we live in Toronto w/ no issues. You'll find parks (I know Central Park - should you end up anywhere near - is a huge dog park). Bacon will be happy as long as she's w/ you!
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Perhaps you can hang with Annabel?

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She seems to know French and can fly a plane with YouTube films to prove it on her web site...

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I think the question would be -> Will you have enough time for the dog? If he/she will be locked up all day (8am-5pm) and you are the only one living in an NYC apartment, I would say no. Where will the dog run? Copper runs at least 4 times a week off leash. I know the city well and couldn't see my dog happily living in the city. Sorry - just my opinion.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 06:27 PM
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Re: Vizsla in NYC

Hi lilhoosier! Im actually your neighbor, living in w. Lafayette indiana! We have a 12 week and I can see your concerns. I think you would just have to make sure you have the time and devotion to your dog to be able to bring him on long runs everyday to burn off energy after being pent up all day. What will your schedule be like you think?

Keep us posted ;D and if you live nearby lafayette we should do a playdate before you move!

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I think the question would be -> Will you have enough time for the dog? If he/she will be locked up all day (8am-5pm) and you are the only one living in an NYC apartment, I would say no. Where will the dog run? Copper runs at least 4 times a week off leash. I know the city well and couldn't see my dog happily living in the city. Sorry - just my opinion.
We live in a condo in the centre of Toronto and our girl runs off leash 7 days a week...She is crated during the week for ~7 hours, then gets her run off leash between 1 and 2 hours every afternoon when I get home from work. She doesn't mind any of our 4 seasons here, so we're out no matter what.
On weekends, we usually meet up with more Vizslas and head to a trail or go to the dog park.

I've never been to New York, but I'm sure there are off leash parks and plenty of on leash jogging.

If you have the time to commit to the dog when you are not working, I'm positive that the big city will be no issue at all.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Vizsla in NYC

Thank you so much everyone-- I am feeling very confident. I've been to nyc four times to visit a friend, and it's really a crazy city. I think I just need to pick the right location and be fairly close to where I'll work. Where my friend lives on the lower east side it is SO crowded and dirty. definitely NOT living there. Thanks again, really appreciate your comments
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I've never been to New York, but I'm sure there are off leash parks and plenty of on leash jogging.
Don't be so sure. NYC is short for Manhattan (one of the 5 boroughs). I'm not positive but, other then Central Park; I don't think there would be any place to let a V run off leash. Not sure it's even legal to have a dog off leash in Central Park. The city is not a good place for a V or children IMHO. I wish you well.
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