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Week 14: More play dates, more training, more field trips

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This post is part of our weekly series on raising our Vizsla puppy, Zooka.  You can use our posts as a guide to help raise your own puppy, regardless of breed. Keep in mind [...]

Week 13: More play dates, more field trips, continue Puppy Class, start Shaping in our training

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This post is part of our weekly series on raising our Vizsla puppy, Zooka.  You can use our posts as a guide to help raise your own puppy, regardless of breed. Keep in mind [...]

Male or female? Does it matter when bringing home a new puppy or dog?

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Do you have a clear preference - male or female? I talk with some people who are convinced that males are better than females. Others are convinced of the opposite. Smarter, more loving, more loyal, [...]

Week 12: Pool party, more play dates, continued training, more field trips

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This post is part of our weekly series on raising our Vizsla puppy, Zooka.  You can use our posts as a guide to help raise your own puppy, regardless of breed. Keep in mind [...]

August 2019 Issue: in memory of Zuzu: October 28, 2013–June 30, 2019, setting up for a new puppy, weeks 4 through 11 on how to raise and train a Vizsla, deworming and more

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IN THIS ISSUE ISSUE # 108  AUGUST 2019 In memory of Zuzu: October 28, 2013 – June 30, 2019 How To Train A Vizsla: Setting up for a new puppy | Weeks 4 through [...]

In memory of Zuzu: October 28, 2013 – June 30, 2019

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We lost our girl Zuzu on June 30, 2019. She did not even make it to her sixth birthday. We feel cheated at losing her so young. With her feisty spirit, we thought for [...]

Weeks 10 and 11: intro to new dogs, field trip, kiddie pool and new obstacles

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This post is part of our weekly series on raising our Vizsla puppy, Zooka.  You can use our posts as a guide to help raise your own puppy, regardless of breed. Keep in mind [...]

Setting up for a new puppy

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Some of us have planned for months before we bring our puppy home. Sometimes, it's a last minute decision and there's not a lot of time for planning. Either way, we still need to [...]

Week 9: pick up Zooka from the breeder in North Carolina and settle in at home in Colorado with our eating, exercise, training and sleeping routines

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This post is part of our weekly series on raising our Vizsla puppy, Zooka.  You can use our posts as a guide to help raise your own puppy, regardless of breed. Keep in mind [...]

Natural ways to de-worm a dog that have worked for us

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We have only seen issues with worms in our dogs when they are puppies, which is quite common at a young age. We have never seen them in our older dogs as they are fed [...]

Road trip to North Carolina to pick up our Vizsla puppy, Zooka

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We made a six day road trip from Colorado to North Carolina to pick up our Vizsla puppy, Zooka.  Personally, we prefer road trips over flying, which we outline why here, with tips on [...]

Car travel tips when picking up a puppy from a breeder

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While flying is certainly an option for bringing a puppy home from a breeder, we opt to drive if possible, even if it is cross-country. We have found that driving is a great way to [...]

Naming a dog: how Zooka got his name

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If you read my blog post "What's in a name" then you might already know how much time I put into finding a name for my new dogs. For me, it's part of the fun [...]

July 2019 Issue: weeks 1, 2 & 3 of raising a Vizsla puppy, appropriate exercise for adolescent dog, 97 ways to create great puppies, carsickness, and more.

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We have lived our entire lives with dogs, been in business with The Light of Dog since 2003, and currently live on a farm with our dogs. We want to positively impact the [...]

Week 8: more field trips, temperament and conformation evaluations, and heading to new homes

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The content below is the week summary of the update from our Vizsla breeder on the things she does with the puppies and where they are at in their development. The activities below are an example [...]

Week 7: field trips – horse barn, farmers market and a pool party!

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The content below is the week summary of the update from our Vizsla breeder on the things she does with the puppies and where they are at in their development. The activities below are an example [...]

Week 6: field trip offsite, Puppy Party, new people and beginning clicker training

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The content below is the week summary of the update from our Vizsla breeder on the things she does with the puppies and where they are at in their development. The activities below are an example [...]

Week 5: getting started on housetraining, crate training, recall (come when called) and eating a raw diet

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The content below is the week summary of the update from our Vizsla breeder on the things she does with the puppies and where they are at in their development. The activities below are an example [...]

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