Picked up our boy on Wednesday, a beautiful Vizsla. Have wanted a dog all my life, researched, spent time with our friends dog and felt ready.
But 3 days in, I am finding it so hard and having initial regret! I know this is normal, but how did you get yourself through it? How long did it last? I feel exhausted and out of my depth!
Congratulations on the new puppy! Feeling overwhelmed early on is very common as many have mentioned, but in my experience it's usually at least in part due to lack of effective management/containment LOL!
Puppies are monsters with adorable big eyes, cute little faces, and they will destroy your house and your sanity and keep on going like a possessed Energizer bunny. Okay, maybe not quite that bad (or maybe even worse LOL).
At any rate, contain that little monster when you can't give her undivided attention. Provide adequate, and by that I mean tons, of things that she can chew on. Get her outside to potty like so frequently it seems like that's all you do (or every 30 minutes at least). And feed the monster at least 3 times a day and always keep fresh water available.
That's the hard part. The fun part is that when they're young they have a natural tendency to follow you when outside, so take advantage of that. When they're trying to keep up with you outdoors they aren't biting you or your stuff! They also sleep like 16 hours a day, so plenty of down time for you both.
And learning! They are such eager little sponges when young, just keep any training fun and short, they don't yet have a very long attention span.
Sorry if it seems like I'm making light of your situation, that wasn't my intention! I just wanted to (a) get you to smile about that puppy craziness, and (b) let you know that containing a boisterous puppy when you can't give her your undivided attention is not a radical idea, it's mandatory! Good luck, I love Vizslas!