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It takes time for all of the training components to come together.
In my opinion the most important thing an owner can do is to not give a command that you are not in a position to enforce. I do understand that this is not always practical, nor achievable, and sometimes the little buggers lull us into a sense of complacency, and then you're off to the races with them. This is more a self awareness. Ask yourself, "Can I enforce this command in this situation ?".

Anybody that owns a Vizsla loves to watch them run, who wouldn't? I think though that we try to let 'em off the leash too early before the come command is really established, and then we have issues. Given a choice between developing the come command or the whoa/stay I opt for the whoa/stay. I can always go to the dog if she's stopped, of course the stop part may be a fleeting moment.

Another reason that I believe causes our dogs to "blow you off", is that they know that they don't have to pay attention in a given situation, because you are. Once my dogs are reasonably consistent at the whoa, and come. I start to play "hide and seek" with them. The way this game works is that I take them to the forest and let them blow some steam off, then we just set off at a walk. When they are not paying attention, I duck behind a tree or bush and disappear on them, but I keep them in sight. It doesn't take them long before they realize that you aren't there and they'll start to look for you. They'll follow your/their backtrail in an attempt to relocate you. Once they are 1/2 way back I step out and praise them. The goal is to get them to pay attention to you. I do this a lot. I'm very lucky that my yard has some dense cover on it which allows me to start doing this at home.

As for getting them over the new stimuli distraction? It's really just a matter of time and conditioning. The more opportunities that they are exposed to, the steadier they'll become. Vizslas being Vizslas though, naturally get excited at new things. Especially people.

I can have my dog hunting under control in their first year, but I don't consider/expect them "competely steady" until about 2 years old. A pro trainer can collapse this time frame significanly. Partly due to experience, but also due to more opportunities(time) to work with the dog. Having a full time job extends the time frame because we miss the oppotunities due to job commitments.
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