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12-08-2017 08:32 AM
Originally Posted by tknafox2 View Post
Where are all these old posts coming from??

Slowing down can only mean one of two things... illness... or old age...
I've hunted with a13 year old dog. He had slowed down, but still loved to be in the field. We let him do as much, or as little as he wanted.
I've seen where 10 year old vizslas, are still running field trials.

May your vizslas not slow down for many years. Hopefully just learn to settle sometimes, when in the house.
Ranger and Abbey have wrestle mania at my house. He's between 6-8 years old.
12-08-2017 01:25 AM
harrigab Ruby's 6 1/2 sign of slowing down yet especially when we're out on the birds, she covers ground at a fantastic pace
12-07-2017 11:53 PM
tknafox2 Where are all these old posts coming from??

Slowing down can only mean one of two things... illness... or old age...
12-07-2017 05:33 PM
Vizsla slow down

our girl Layla, who was Vizsla insane until about 3 is 6 now and is much more mellow. She doesn't want to run or swim or chase squirrels as much, but from time to time she has her bursts of the young Layla. It's kinda sad to see her age.
10-26-2012 07:16 AM
Re: At what age do they slow down?

We do not have a regular routine, I work different days to my husband, we never take the dogs out at the same time either, some days after breakfast, some before. Lunch walks, and evening walks are always at different times, they dont so much whine to go out, but they know when they are gong out just by the clothes!!
I think that the irregular walk times have worked for us, you could try that but I am sure that someone will have good tips for you.
10-26-2012 07:01 AM
Re: At what age do they slow down?

The zoomies make me smile from my face all the way to my belly.

But maybe I am doing something wrong (or maybe I just have a normal V). Mine loves retrieving and I'll take him to an open park and he runs his heart out for 45 mins- 1 hour (for the 2nd time of the day), seems tired, we come home, he sleeps for 1-2 hours and then whines for me to play with him again.

I am doing my best to ignore him and not react, he tries to be quiet/lie down but that lasts for 45 mins max, then I take him out again before I go crazy from the whining.

I freelance and work from home- which is great but I don't have a regular schedule that I go out of the house. Do you find it works better if they exercise at the same time every day? I just don't know if I could manage that but maybe I will try.

Or should I just keep ignoring him? It started after he came back from a dog hotel- where he gets to play with other dogs all day.
10-19-2012 11:02 AM
Re: At what age do they slow down?

Yea! Do a search "the zoomies" and the urban dictionary explains it ...

When a dog or puppy runs around fast and crazy because of built up energy or exciting moment. Something like that...


Looking forward to more "when my V calmed down" posts...
10-19-2012 10:39 AM
Re: At what age do they slow down?

I was told they come with only one condition. NO REFUNDS...
10-19-2012 10:32 AM
Re: At what age do they slow down?

Hang on they slow down!!!!??

I want my money back!!
10-19-2012 10:31 AM
Re: At what age do they slow down?

Cooperman, after mine get back from a long run they do the zoomies in our backyard too. it's liek they're saying "hey, I still have energy reserves I wasn't able to use up on that run".
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