Thank you so much! His crate is covered and with a divider as you describe. He doesn’t have accidents overnight (have I jinxed myself now?). But wow, much as I want to commit to crating him for 10 min. if he doesn’t potty outside, the barkscreaming that would ensue seems almost more intolerable than another pee in the house - as happened today at least once. It was a terrible afternoon here after a quite lovely morning. Rainy today, which probably made everything worse, though he minded it less than expected. He would NOT chill out this evening at his normal time, like a kid with too much sugar. We actually wondered if the carrot we gave him today (and which he LOVED) had made him hyper. 😄 Simply not himself and zoomies went on foreeeeeever. As I replied to another poster, these highs and lows are killing me. Also the potty training. I decided to try potty bells so hung them up today - he barked, growled and lunged at them until I took them down and put them out of sight! Never mind! (Primal scream) It will get better, it will get better…….. Thank you again. What a day. I do hope your is fit as a fiddle now.Hello, Your puppy is very young. I remember that when I got my pup, it was more hard work than I expected, in spite of having had dogs before. Vizsla puppies definitely have extra intensity and no off switch!! but they are the cutest and full of life!! Like @InTheNet said before they get significantly better at month 6 or so. At that time I did a lot of research on how to manage the extra intensity and painful nipping an puppy biting..and these are the things that worked for me.
1. Lot of crate time. Also cover the crate if you can ...they need a LOT of sleep...in fact I remember , at one point he used to be out for only 15-20 mins or so before he got out of control and back in the crate he went. To a large degree this was the only thing that worked to manage the biting.
2. Usually they seem out of control, cranky..again its mostly because they are very tired and need crate time. My pup used to do this at predictable times everyday ( 5pm or so)...so I would put him in the crate before he would go crazy on me.
3.I got a large crate that he can grow into...but used a divider so that his space was small in the crate. I would leave him in the crate and take him out for potty every hour or so for first few weeks ...he was quick to learn not to potty in the house. The limited space in the crate helps ...because they usually won't want to potty where they sleep. If the crate is too big he may go to the other side in the crate and potty there.
4. At some point I did use a squirt gun to let him know that charging at me and biting is not ok....used it sparingly, but it worked. you may want to keep a couple around in your room.
Enjoy your pup, they grow up fast...he will be the best dog in a few months, hang in there!! I remember at times i was so tired of handling his energy...but then one day he caught kennel cough from some other dog and was not moving much at all and looking very sad. and had me really worried. At that moment, I remember feeling I would give anything to have him back at his regular intense, full of energy self!! They are clowns!... enjoy this time.