Guide to Beaches and Paddling Lakes on the Sea to Sky Highway
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by whiskeygirl
9M ago
The Sea to Sky Highway linking Vancouver to Whistler and Pemberton is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Weekend warriors load up every Friday evening and fill up the parking lots to every easily accessible lake, trail, and park along the road. Here’s a guide to the Lakes along the highway, and places I like to take a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe with my two Vizsla dogs Whiskey and Bourbon. Many of these places do fill up quickly on weekends and parking is not allowed on the highway so I would suggest weekdays or very early weekends to get a parking spot! The guide moves from Vanc ..read more
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Adding a Second Dog, How Introducing our Vizsla Puppy Went
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by whiskeygirl
9M ago
Thinking about adding a second dog? Here’s I went through the journey, thoughts and what I learned through the process with my second Vizsla. Things to Think About I had been wanting to add a second dog for the longest time, but I really wanted to get it right. First I wanted to wait until Whiskey was fully trained and reliable with other dogs. Once she was 2 years, I really started thinking about a second but it took a couple years to convince my husband! After a couple more years, I realized Whiskey’s breeder wasn’t breeding anymore so I had to start my search for a breeder again. There wer ..read more
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Vizsla Basics: 101 Guide to Everything You Need to Know
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
Here’s the Vizsla basics, the Vizsla FAQs, the starting block, the page that answers questions about the Hungarian Vizsla you didn’t know you would be asking Breed: What is a Vizsla? Where is a Vizsla from? Vizslas originated from Hungary and is their national dog. They’re from the Magyar tribes, then owned by warlords and then the aristocracy (sometimes they’re called the Magyar Vizsla). The noble dog almost went extinct after civil and world wars and were thankfully saved and are now very popular with a devoted following in both Europe and North America (as well as Australia). Vizslas are o ..read more
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Ultimate Gear for Running with your Dog
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
Waist leash There are lots of hands-free waist leashes around, but I find the simpler the better. I prefer the ones with a fast easy clip, lightweight, easy to wash, and quick to turn into a hand-leash. For dogs that chew, or larger dogs that lunge, make sure you get a thicker option with clips that withstand strength. There are many circumstances in which I only pull the waist leash out for a short road section on a trail run and want to be able to quickly clip it on and off. I also do not like leashes that are too long, because the longer the leash, the less control you have of the dog and t ..read more
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Alaska’s Mint-Bomber Traverse with Dogs (and a Snowstorm)
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
Goldmint Trailhead to Mint Hut Deep in the Talkeetna Mountains in Alaska, a local favorite trail Hatcher Pass became world famous. Within the area, there are loads of options for hiking and exploration, but we only had a couple days, and very few days without an abundance of rain. My friend Kristina and our dogs Whiskey, Bourbon, and Cooper set out on a backcountry adventure exploring several huts and passes in the backcountry. As with most backcountry adventures in Alaska, our hike did not go according to plan. Bourbon’s first year with a pack First off was the 8 mile (13km) hike on the ..read more
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I Hate My Vizsla- Suggestions and Solutions
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
Do you hate your Vizsla? Think you made a mistake? Guess what? It’s one of my most searched Vizsla terms and it’s not uncommon. First, please ask your breeder for help and see if there are any genetic issues at play. Next, make sure your dog is healthy and there are no health issues (dogs will pee in the house or become aggressive have an infection, or are in pain for example). Outside of that, here are some common issues: Peeing Everywhere Do you have a fresh puppy that just pees inside? Maybe you take her outside for half an hour to potty and she just goes as soon as you get inside? Or mayb ..read more
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How Big is your Vizsla? Vizsla Measurement and Weights
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
Here is a chart of Vizsla sizes from XS to XL. They’re taken from a large number of measured Vizslas for sweaters and jackets sold here. Below is also a detailed explanation of the size of Vizslas around the world as well as the measurements. American vs European Vizsla size North American Vizslas tend to be smaller in stature as well as smaller boned. Even though they are smaller than Australian and European Vizslas, field North American Vizslas are muscular and more square, bigger shoulders with wide chests. Show North American Vizslas have a softer mousier look and are finder boned. In gen ..read more
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What’s better? Males vs Female Vizsla Dogs
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
Trying to choose between getting a female or male puppy? Or just wondering if there’s any difference at all really? I’m no expert (ask your breeder to start!) but here’s a couple things I’ve found over the years. Bourbon next to her mom and Brother RudyPhysical differences The obvious difference is males tend to be slightly taller and larger and of course have anatomical differences. It’s really important I be able to carry my own dog for long periods of time, so for me a smaller dog is very beneficial, however I don’t know this is a concern for most people. I need to be able to carry my dogs ..read more
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How to Ski with your Dog (and where)
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
How to start, things to think about, and where to go! I love getting outdoors with my Vizslas and when it snows, we still head out. Cross country and backcountry skiing is a really fun way to keep dogs active with you during the winter months. However, there is much more to think about in the winter with dogs, so here’s what we’ve learned. Winter Hazards for Dogs While the bugs and bears are sleeping and wildlife is less of a concern in the alpine, there is the looming issue of snow, cold temperatures and avalanches. There is also less sunlight so getting lost becomes much more dangerous when ..read more
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Guide to a well-dressed Dog: Vizsla Jackets and Sweaters
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by whiskeygirl
1y ago
Are you confused with the amount of options of canine jackets and sweaters available on the market? Or maybe you’ve tried several and find nothing fits your skinny long dog properly? There is such a variety of dog breeds from short and stout to long and lean and unless your dog magically fits the “standard” size it can be hard to find something that fits and stays on an athletic crazy running machine. We’ve tried so many different options and this is what I’ve learned. Velcro vs Buckles vs Zippers This is a big point of difference in choosing a jacket. Ideally you find a jacket with the least ..read more
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