Best Laid Plans or The Advantage of Teaching Down Stay

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You might think Daisy would be the gardening troublemaker from this photo of when we put the raised beds in.

I was planning to blog today about the wonderful outing this past weekend…

I get the impression Daisy just told on Lulu by scratching at the door. Lulu was in the fenced in garden again. At least she wasn’t in the plant bed again. I projected onto Daisy her not wanting me to get upset again, as I did about a half hour earlier. ; )

We had to replant (because of Lulu’s earlier garden antics) and basically the Vizslas have ignored the seedlings growing inside waiting for transplant.

Until today…

Vizsla Puppies DVD

The evidence remained a few moments after I put them in down stay while I got a hold of my emotions and got out the sweeper.

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After the fact, I realized that the temptation was too much from Lulu's favorite perch under the table looking out over her backyard domain. I peg her as the instigator even though the destruction was a frenzy of three.

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Whether this zucchini will make it remains to be seen; I repotted one of the two plants after putting all three of the excited pups in an extended down stay.

Vizsla Puppies

After a long down stay, her eyes are getting heavy and my heart is melted once again. Forgiven, not forgotten. Little stinker.


About Angela of

Like my husband Scott, I have many interests. I have grown into the role of being a pack leader of three Vizslas: Rosco, Daisy, and Lulu. The picture on my Gravatar is of Daisy, our second Vizsla-- the girl who changed everything.

I supported and encouraged my husband in the creation of a Vizsla DVD for potential and current Vizsla owners because it breaks my heart when a family feels they have to give up a dog because they were not prepared for the commitment.

One real life example of this struck me in a personal way. An old acquaintance told us about giving up her Vizsla when she had children. She fawned over our dogs and seemed kind of sad. Her dog had fortunately found a good home; but I wondered if she were better prepared and really understood what it was like to own Vizslas before getting one-- if the outcome would have been different.

Our hope is that others can learn and benefit from our experiences. And... we can just have some fun together!
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