I have enjoyed reading the information on this site and decided I should post an introduction. Our new little girl is home! Trixie joins our family of 4 kids ages 16, 14, 11 and 8, 1 ragdoll kitty and a couple of guinea pigs. We got her on Christmas eve and surprised the kids--I know, not recommended, but irresistible! My kids have wanted a dog for years, and I told them when I was ready, I would let them know. I chose Havanese as the breed a year or more ago. I wanted a time when I could be home with her for a couple weeks to help her settle in and decided summer seemed too far away to wait. She is such a sweet snuggly puppy, we already adore her. She is doing pretty well on potty training, especially with such newbies in charge
. We take her out every hour or so and she pees on a grass potty pad on our deck (with 20+ inches of snow on the ground, it seemed like the best solution!) She won't poop on it though--she runs away from the pad and poops on the wood deck, which is not ideal. Any ideas for what I can do instead? She does great at night--we put her in her crate to sleep and she doesn't usually wake up until 6:00 or so for pottying. She hangs out in a xpen in our dining area and loves her crate. She is playful and energetic and so much fun! One thing I was wondering, she seems much smaller than the puppies on this site, and I am wondering if she is in the normal range. I took her to my vet last week at 8 1/2 weeks and she weighed 1.72 pounds. She have a cute little round belly and eats Fromm's puppy food with gusto.
I was just going to introduce, not turn this into a bunch of questions, so I think I will stop now
Looking forward to getting to know you all!