Tuesday, May 19, 2015
And then there were NONE! Baby Ariel is now Ari aka Arielle (Moonlight's Easy to Keep) and is staying at Moonlight Vizslas for the time being. Ari represents everything I wanted out of the breeding in terms of breed type, structure, bone and temperament. Letting her go has not turned out to be "easy" and I am thrilled to hold onto this sweet little angel.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The same as marijuana is considered a "gateway drug" loose leash can be considered a "gateway behavior".
It is very unusual to see a dog that walks nicely on a leash that has any behavior problems.
If you are struggling with your dog, don't try and train loose leash. Just make it happen. Pulling is forbidden, so don't allow it, ever, past the age of about twelve weeks.
A trainer once said to me "Why would you allow that to happen?" While the comment stung at the time, he could not of been more right. While I did not possess the solution to the problem, I lost all of my presence and belief that I could stop it. My defeat, in turn, made the problem exponentially worse.
Sometimes I need to find my inner little-girl, stomp my feet and say "You will not". As a kid I had much more determination to not allow something I didn't want. Yet as an adult, defeat can sometimes overwhelm us. We all need to find that inner determination, which in turn gives us mental-presence. We need to quit being victims, allowing our dogs to do stuff to us. Rather, we need to be determined leaders, stand tall, and take control of the situation, even when we have no clue how to fix it!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Teaching your Vizsla to be "calm" or settle can seem overwhelming for this busy breed, but it really is necessary. Great instructional video.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
And then there was ONE! Baby Indie is now "Arya" (Moonlight Take The Easy Way Out) joining the Ellard Family in San Diego. "Arya" is their 3rd Vizsla and they are so excited to welcome a new beautiful girl into their home after losing their Vizsla last year. Arya will enjoy runs on a nearby golf course and one day strut her stuff in the show ring and do a little hunting as well! Bye Bye Arya! We'll miss you!