Hi everyone! I hesitate to post much but I faithfully read the threads and postings on this website several times daily! A BIG thank you to everyone for all the great help and advice. Cannot tell you how HELPFUL this website is! Now, having said that...
My husband John and I agreed to make a "switch" from our beloved Cardigan Welsh Corgis and PBGV's (well, MY beloveds-lolol) because after MUCH homework, we thought a Havanese would be a great addition and an excelllent fit for us at this time in our lives! Corgis...lotsa 'n lotsa 'n lotsa of energy and PBGVs...well, they are wonderful HOUNDS (operative word is hound), right??? So, enter our beloved Ernie, who is now 8 months old (got him at 8 weeks).
OMG...please tell me it gets better!!!! We LOVE our Ernie but... Now, I've loved and lived with dogs since I was an infant...and I'm old now at 54 years of age! I consider myself a seasoned dog lover/owner. But OMG...I have NOT seen such energy and hyperactivity in my 54 years!!! I know every dog has their own, unique personality but...this is DIFFICULT!!!
While some of Ernie's antics, well alright...while 99% of Ernie's antics are hilarious, I am frazzled and worn out! My two 13 yr old guys...Rudy (cardigan corgi) & Tigger (PBGV)...look at me with the "will you pleeeez get this furry thing out of our faces" look. My 1 year old semi-feral cat, Enzio gives Ernie a run-for-the-money; however, Enzio is wearing out, too. My 10 year old domestic cat, Rex runs and hides!
Ernie is even wearing out his BFF "Baron"...a 1 year old, 125 lb Rottweiler who lives next door...he and Ernie are in love...they play together every day!
Does it get better? Are Havanese known for exceptionally high energy levels (remember, I've lived with corgis for the past 26 years...I DO understand high energy). I'm trying to do everything right. I actually feel that perhaps I've been TOO accommodating and too lenient. HELP!!!! Thanking you in advance!!