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About the Author

Gay Gottlieb was born in Gloucestershire and spent her formative years in the country. She went to school in England and Switzerland and lived in Paris for some years. She welcomed her first Vizsla dog, Sh Ch Waidman Remus, in the early 1970s, shortly followed by a bitch, Sh Ch Galfrid Sofia at Russetmantle. Over the following four decades she studied and nurtured the breed dedicating her time and love to this most beautiful animal.

Gay Gottlieb with puppies


In 2008 Gay Gottlieb was honoured to receive the prestigious 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by the Hungarian Vizsla Society.  To find out more about the award please click here.

Chapter 13 - Training

Before going into the details of training a young dog for the gun it is essential to acknowledge your own objectives and the capability of your pupil. There are two very important basic rules involved in training Vizslas:
1. Mean what you say and say what you mean
2. Trust your dog
Vizslas take many roles in the field – a rough-shooter's dog who accompanies his master on forays up hedges, in woods, over stubble and across water. Here he is expected to be a genuine jack of all trades.

Vizsla puppy with dummy
Vizsla puppy with dummy


Subheadings in chapter 13

The Trainer's Objectives and the Dog's Capacity.
Gun Shy.
Hard Mouth.
Training a Young Dog.
Training Schedule.