I remember watching that video and hoping that my vizsla would not be like that and now at 6 months old, I totally love and embrace it. It's funny now when strangers see my dog and say, "a vizsla- lots of energy, huh?" as if it's a bad thing when in fact, I think it's pretty awesome. He whipped me into shape!
I think you hit the nail on the 'head', when you said that you got whipped into shape. We cant believe how unfit we were before we got our Viz (Brook) 2 years ago now. Gosh, we were real 'COUCH POTATOES'!!!!!
We often walk with friends and family who don't own dogs and they are really shocked about how much mileage we put in on a weekly basis. I think for us it has now become par for the course and a way of life. A massive commitment but it has changed us for the better we think.
I have lost a stone since I got my Vizsla just under two years ago, and I feel so much fitter. I walk for at least two hours a day, today I have been out with my dad and his dog and we were walking from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and I just don't get tired. Its great, I tell everybody don't go on a diet, get a Vizsla!!
I always lost half a stone during salmon fishing season,,lots of riverbank craggy scrambles and skipping meals, always managed to regain weight loss after a month or so.....then along came Ruby, for my age I'm lean as a butchers cat, but could do with eventually getting my lost half stone back on!
As always - out the front door & your V owns U - just accept it - you are still in control - just have to POINT them in the right direction - the tV becomes a thing of the PAST !!!!!!!! that is a GOOD THING !!!!!!