Training Vizslas

Trained Vizslas- Obedience, Public Access, and Manners

Vizslas are a dog breed well-known for their high level of energy. They are the ultimate dog for the outdoors, which is why they are considered a great match for those owners who enjoy spending time in nature. They are amazing Hunting dogs and gun dogs as well.  Vizslas are elegant dogs with attractive rust-colored coats.  Their high-energy nature and constant desire to be in motion leads them to have a generally slender frame.

Because of its natural characteristics, the Vizsla is often trained to be a top-notch hunting dog.  The moderate size and athletic, sporty build of trained Vizslas enables them to become the perfect companion on a hunting trip. Vizslas have seemingly endless energy and ambition, and if untrained, can be a difficult breed to handle. Owners can attempt to self-train their Vizslas, but it is a strenuous task that requires a lot of energy and patience, along with expertise. However, purchasing trained Vizslas can immediately lead to more successful hunts. To learn more about this breed, read on.

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History of Vizslas

Vizslas originated in Europe, specifically Hungary. Historically, Vizslas are known to be loyal companions in addition to being known as hunting dogs. Ancestors of the present Vizsla were favorites of the Magyar Tribe of the Carpathian Basin in the 10th century, and there is even evidence of them in primitive Magyar stone etchings dating back over one thousand years.  In fact, the Vizsla is sometimes known as the Magyar Vizsla.

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Characteristics and Traits

Vizslas belong to the Pointer Group of dogs.  A pointing dog is regarded for its ability to literally point out nearby animals. Naturally, this interesting character trait is one of the main reasons Vizslas are chosen to be trained as a hunting dog or gun dog. Trained Vizslas have a brilliant nose and can find where game is hiding.  Once they point out the game and the kill is made, they happily and energetically retrieve the animal.  This bird dog enjoys a romp in the water, so hunting around lakes is no problem. Also, their small size in comparison to other Pointers enables it to retrieve game from areas where other dogs would find difficulty.

Loyal to a Fault

When trained, the Vizsla is gentle, well-mannered, highly affectionate, and fiercely loyal.  They reach their highest potential when they are a part of the family, not kept in a kennel.  They are playful, and keep children entertained and safe.  Sometimes referred to as “Velcro dogs”, they grow attached to their owners very quickly and always want to stick by their side.

Trained Vizslas are phenomenal hunting dogs, who can also function as a valuable part of the family. With their gentle, loyal and energetic nature, it’s no wonder this breed of dog has been a favorite of hunters for over a thousand years.

Disclaimer: Puppies, are not programmable and do not all reach the exact same level. Like Children some pups will have harder times in certain areas and it is impossible to fully guarantee perfect training with every pup. Continuing success at home has as much to do with the new family as our training so it is important for you to be prepared to keep practicing with the tools given. Golden Meadows does guarantee that they will have worked hundreds of hours with each puppy and will do everything possible to prepare your puppy and you. Golden Meadows will provide training instructions, DVD videos and a lifetime of support so you can continue training and socializing your pup.

Reasons to Get a Trained Vizsla Puppy

One of the primary reasons to value well-trained puppies is that establishing yourself as the leader will enhance the quality of your bond with the puppy. This training develops understanding and respect. You will be able to communicate more effectively with your dog. The ability to clearly deliver commands and get results will provide both you and your puppy with a warmer, more comfortable relationship.

Another clear reason to provide your new puppy with obedience training or to purchase trained Vizsla puppies is that of safety. Bright and curious Vizslas can put themselves into many situations that have the potential to be dangerous. These might include running into a congested street, for example. If the puppy responds immediately to a sit command, then tragedy can be averted. Puppies enjoy exploration, often sniffing or licking substances that can be deadly. The immediate response to your command has the potential to be life-saving.

There are terrible consequences for those dogs that never learn to behave. When owners allow their dogs to misbehave, neighbors, friends, and anyone who is exposed to the dog may begin to complain. Untrained dogs may have a tendency to act aggressively, impulsively, and in a number of unwanted ways. Without training, dogs will jump on guests coming into your home, chew on inappropriate things that could harm them, become aggressive when food is involved, and possibly run if they get to the door without a leash. A trainer will help you teach your puppy proper commands.

On the other hand, owners with well-trained Vizsla puppies enjoy the companionship of dogs in almost any situation. An obedient dog is enjoyed by guests, tolerated by those who do not usually like dogs, and loved by those who do. It is important that your puppy learn how to behave around humans and other dogs. Talk to your breeder if you do not know where to start.

When training a dog, it is important to use patience and reward them when they behave correctly. A trainer will show you how to use treats initially, and then to phase them out so that your dogs learns to respond to your commands without expecting food as a reward.  Even if you are working with a trainer, remember that all dogs need practice and practicing with them will help keep their interest in following commands. Different types of training include: obedience classes, performance and disposition evaluations, and protection training for families.