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12-30-2014 05:15 PM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

The velcro nature is what made me want a Vizsla, I love the neediness.

However Moose vacillates between velcro, kind of needy, and alone time. There are times when he needs to be right on you or leaning into you (30%), but other times, he will be on the other end of the sofa, content curling a bit away from you (35%), he needs space to sprawl out. Then there are times when he prefers to be away from us, like I am the too needy mom. He will go to the next room and nap at the base of the stairs or go to his crate (35%)

But he is growing into his velcro nature and over time is demanding more love and attention from mom and dad, finally! I think having a dog sister from day one has affected his need for attention and slowed the process a bit. I still get secretly sad when Moose decides he has had enough cuddles and goes to another room or spot away from me, but oh well, at least I got some kisses.
12-20-2014 04:17 PM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

I think Sting might have owned a vizsla.

Every Breath You Take

Don't Stand So Close To Me
12-20-2014 01:08 PM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

As I was reading this, Ranger was on the couch in my daughters face and looking over the back watching us in the kitchen. Stalker is an understatement. But we love love this. Its makes him awesome. I want to name my next one Velcro. Seriously. 😜😉👍
12-20-2014 10:09 AM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

Lucy went through a non Velcro stage. She liked to lay in her crate and just watch. Its in a open area of the house, so she was not far from us. If we weren't going somewhere she would go to her crate. She started doing it more than I was comfortable with, so I shut her out of it for a couple hours each day.
It didn't take long before she was back to interacting with us. I just try and find a happy medium when it comes to these dogs.
12-20-2014 03:18 AM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

We have the opposite problem- Hercules isn't clingy at all!

He will sometimes lie on the sofa with us (and he comes to bed at night when husband is on night shifts) but he doesn't seem that bothered if we pat him or not. Often he's happier lying next to the fire than on the sofa next to us.

If allowed he will often disappear upstairs and lie on the foot of the bed for long periods of the day when he's not being fed/out walking. We try to keep him downstairs with us as otherwise it feels like no one would know we had a dog! The only exception to this is when my dad comes round, he seems to really like him and is always pestering him to play with him.

He's a friendly playful dog but not particularly 'velcro.' It's good in that he isn't constantly seeking attention but sometimes we think it would be nice if he were a little less aloof.

Anyone else have a non velcro V?
12-19-2014 02:12 PM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

Apparently this is the one trait that will either make you love the breed, or not. We love it, and often find ourselves seeking out Watson to cuddle up to him. This is him right now, keeping my legs warm while I work.
12-19-2014 10:38 AM
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Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

Personally, I absolutely love this trait in them.

I work from home too. One is in her cozy cave right next to me and the other is on the bed behind me. Both within arms reach. If I leave the room, they will both follow me.

In my opinion, the more you try to push them away, the more they will cling to you. That's what they do, eager to please, eager to be loved by their humans.

P.S. The one on the bed is now standing next to me with his face on my lap demanding a belly & chest petting. It's what they do!
12-18-2014 06:57 PM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

Hi Guys,

My vizlsa sounds the same. But she's so cute I can't get mad!

We just want to train our vizlsa to go to her bed and stay on it when we have people over, so she doesn't sit ON them on the couch.

Any tips?

12-18-2014 06:03 PM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

I was going to say, Havana... what you're describing sounds like textbook vizsla.
12-18-2014 05:08 PM
Re: My clingy Vizla is a SUFFOCATING ME!

Originally Posted by organicthoughts
You sound just like my ex girlfriend

But reality check time..... you own a vizsla, this is what they do. It'll be pretty hard to train a vizsla to not be a vizsla. They are called Velcro for a reason.

You can give your dog stuff to do though. Train it to eat a raw beef knuckle on a towel. That should keep her occupied for a couple hours. Really tire her out. My dog sleeps the majority of the day because he gets high intensity exercise and training. They need mental and physical stimulation to be relaxed in the house.
Get used to his posts they are more than often spot on and fact based.

So annoying :-\

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