Introducing Trixie - Page 4 - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums

Go Back   Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums > Havanese Discussions > Puppy Area

Puppy Area * Do not advertise dogs for sale here*

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #31
Blue_Persuasion
Senior Member
 
Blue_Persuasion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 172
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGMG View Post
Thank you for sharing. Trixie is now 4 mos 2 weeks and is doing super at her potty (house) training - just not 'nosing the bell'. She has had less than a handful of 'accidents' (no. 1 only) and never no.2 (very interesting - she is extremely predictable though). We trained ourselves to be so vigilant about bringing her out. The latest break through was her letting us know that she needed to go out by her sitting at the door. We have had the bells hanging there from the day we brought her home (at 8 weeks) and ring them for her (putting them to her nose gently)- she just doesn't do it. An earlier suggestion was to do it with treats. I admit I have not done that yet, but will. I like your suggestion as to putting the bell closer to where we are in the home - I have wondered if I would hear it from a distance away. Thanks!
I think when we started Bobby, we didn't really engage HIM with the bell as much as it was that WE rang it before he went outside (all the while saying, "Bobby have to go potty/outside?") and then ringing it again when we came back in saying, "Good boy for going potty/outside!" He doesn't so much ring it with his nose or foot as he rubs his body against it and then sits and waits for one of us to put his harness on. Like somebody else said, at least for NOW, we rarely ignore a bell ring -- even though more and more he does it at times because he's bored or wants to go outside and eat worms. LOL There have been a few times, maybe while eating dinner, that I've ignored him and told him to wait, especially if I know he went out not long before the ringing. If he's just bored, he'll let it go. Othertimes, however, he's been insistent -- and he's happily surprised me with a number 2.
Blue_Persuasion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #32
MGMG
Junior Member
 
MGMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 12
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Again, many thanks to all for the very kind compliments regarding our Trixie. Our bell ringing training has been on sabbatical, but we will get back on it. I am fortunate that we have no 'accidents' in our home - I am super religious on taking her out. I have caught her in the good act of going to the door, just no bell ringing. All the stories of how everyone else has accomplished it are great and I appreciate them. Thank you!
MGMG is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Nominates MGMG Great Photo:
Izzy-bella (04-17-2012)
Old 04-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #33
pjewel
Super Moderator
 
pjewel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 8,939
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 39 Times in 25 Posts
Trixie is such a beauty. I'm sure she will bring your family much joy. I have the bells on the back door but my troops don't really use them. They all let me know, sometimes quite vocally, when they have to go.
__________________
Just Milo and me, and . . . Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
Geri, Milo, Bailey and HRH Princess Ruby Tuesday

If you're thinking of getting a puppy, click here
http://www.photoshow.com/watch/YK8AH4rw
pjewel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #34
clare
Gigi
 
clare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastbourne by the sea England.
Posts: 2,468
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 19 Times in 17 Posts
Trixie is terrific!Love her colour,we seem to have be getting a few Chocolate Hav pups on the forum recently,I love them.Looking forward to hearing more about her and seeing more pics please.
__________________
clare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #35
MylilangelBella
Junior Member
 
MylilangelBella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 21
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
She is so adorable!
__________________

San and Bella
MylilangelBella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #36
irnfit
Senior Member
 
irnfit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 8,619
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 18 Times in 18 Posts
Sorry I missed this. Trixie is absolutely beautiful and you take great pictures. Welcome.
__________________

Michele
Kodi & Shelby's Mom and Julian's Grandma
irnfit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #37
The Laughing Magpie
Senior Member
 
The Laughing Magpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,335
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 13 Times in 13 Posts
Welcome! I just love her name!!! Can't wait to see more pictures.
__________________
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.
The Laughing Magpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 01:01 AM   #38
Iris
Junior Member
 
Iris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 29
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Trixie is beautiful! You have so much fun ahead of you. Enjoy!

Rudi is bell trained. He is 6 1/2 months. From the first time we took him out, we touched the bells with his paw, then took him out. He only rings the bell to go potty. I think this is because we use another door to take him out for any other reason, such as a walk or outing. I hope that once we start playing in the back yard he doesn't decide to start ringing the bells just to play outside. It wouldn't surprise me. Havanese are so smart.

Hang in there. I am sure Tricks will catch on.
Iris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 PM.


A vBSkinworks Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.