Surviving the lockdown with an active tail.

First of all, I must admit that today, our tawny tail is a pretty calm grownup dog – at least for the most part. Oto will turn 5 in August this year and has somehow calmed down in a recent year or so. Hence we survived the lockdown fairly easy (comparing to only a thought of what a lockdown looks like with an active puppy). That being said, a vizsla is still a vizsla and will push you off sofa every day, demand a play and keep you active for at least a walk/run a day you do. So here we go, Oto’s favourite quarantine activities include …

A walk a day, keeps …
You and your dog sane.

I would say Oto’s (and mine) favourite activities were our walks and runs. Social distancing pushed us to avoid popular trails, and we found so many hidden forest paths, that we now much prefer. In any case, daily activity will benefit everyone.

Play, rest, repeat.

Staying mostly inside gave us more time to play the all time favourite game of hide & seek the ball and to cut apart old t-shirts, transforming them into new tug-of-war toys. Our vizsla loves all kinds of active play and will also happily rest for hours after.

Trying out Instagram #challenges!

We love the ideas and challenges, that keep popping on social platforms, such as on Instagram. It’s always fun to try your dog out (ah, who are we kidding – challenges only test out how good we did with our training). We did very well in the #StayChallenge, where Oto had to stay and wait in front of the food, while we left the room. We sure found the challenge where the dog has to run directly to you, passing toys and food, harder. Easy or hard, the point is to have fun and finding room for improvement only motivated us to keep trying and play even more.

By Urska

Civil engineer with a lot of interests like traveling, food, taking care for my plants, running and hiking! Currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Always up for a coffee date, usually stolling around citycenter, most happy when there's time for a walk in the woods after work hours. In love with my two boys - one of them walking on four legs and wiggling with a tawny tail.