Raising and training

Socializing, housebreaking, crate training and general manners are just a few of the topics that round out this section of the basics of raising and training your Havanese.

Coprophagia

eating_something_wrongYour Puppy ATE WHAT!  

Coprophagia (stool eating) is disgusting and revolting to humans, but really quite common in dogs. This topic came up recently on our Havanese e-list, as it often does when people get a new Havanese puppy.

Puppy Play and Puppy Agility

havanese_agilityAgility is a fun sport for many dogs. Havanese are well suited to this activity as they are fast and agile. When you have a new Havanese puppy, you see a bundle of energy who races around the house like a banshee and who fearlessly jumps on and off furniture on a whim and immediately think of a future in agility.

Housebreaking and Litter Training

housebreaking_bell_trainingHousebreaking Your Havanese
Havanese, like many toy breeds, may tend to be a bit slower to housebreak. This does not mean difficult or impossible, just that the process may take more time. Consistency is the key. Most are reliable by 6-7 months of age. Bell training is a popular method among Havanese owners.

Over Barking Dogs

barkingLet's face it, some dogs and some breeds are predisposed to over barking. A yappy dog not only barks at motivators, he also barks at shadows, sounds and movements, for attention or simply for the sake of barking.

Feeding Your Havanese

feeding_timeSo Many Choices
A balanced diet is important whether feeding a commercial dog food or home prepared meals. Read labels carefully and get as much information as possible to make an informed decision. There is not one single right way to feed your Havanese.

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