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Question Concerns over puppy being a loner

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I am a new puppy owner and everything i have read about Havanese states that they lover to be near their owner. Well, this weekend i noticed that my puppy (14wks) has been withdrawn. An hour or two after i stop playing with her she leaves thr room and goes into my bathroom.

During week she is placed in the bathroom while i am at work, i come home each lunch to feed her and limit the amount of time she spends in there. I noticed this weekend that she tends to go to sleep in the bathroom or behind my couch, usually she naps in plain sight of me. Should i be alarmed?
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Welcome Welcome. Do you have a crate for her.?

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I would not be concerned, as she is used to you being out at work and that is where she is used to sleeping,also she is still very young and needs her rest.It is a good thing that she does not suffer from separation anxiety.Do you go to training classes? If not perhaps you should, as this builds a bond between pup and owner.Try to make yourself fun to be with, how about teaching her a few basic tricks with the aid of a tasty treat.She sounds like a calm confident pup,and as time goes by, and the more things you do together the more loving she will become.

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She just wants privacy for her nap, I guess! Our Abby is like that. Our new baby McGee is usually right under my spot on the sofa or in his bed right next to the sofa spot. He has a more outgoing personality than Abby, though. It might be that she is just going to the spot where she is familiar the most. Maybe put a little comfy doggie bed near you for her to take a nap.

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OH I should have said And that our older dog Dizzie was very happy with his own company, and would like to have time out in his pen every now and again,but having said that he is a very loving and loyal dog.

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That is kind of odd, usually they like to have you within eye sight, or be in the same room.. I can't go to the bathroom without mine chaperoning me.

Is there a bed or pillow she sleeps on in the bathroom? If so, bring it to the room you are in and see if she is just wanting to sleep on that particular bed/pillow/blanket, that might solve the problem

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Jack isn't a velcro dog in the house. He likes the "option" of being next to me but I would say 75% of the time he moves to the other couch, floor, crate or sunbeam.

My other non-Hav dog goes off to a quiet corner when she has had enough of the family. Nessie needs her quiet time.

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Shelby is like that. If she wants to nap without someone bothering her, she will go in the hall or just into the dining room. I also think she is looking for a cooler place to sleep since it's getting warmer now. All winter she slept in her bed behind my chair during the day. Kodi likes to be a little closer to us and is either on the couch or in my lap.


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My Havenese is not a big lover but he is always within eyesite.... leave the room he follows, same outside.
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Mine likes to either have us within eyesight also or hear our voice, but whenever were outside he is all over lol MUST BE ON LEASH! I wouldn't worry, when Ninja was a puppy he would crawl to his bed and sometimes stay there as long as he wanted to rest. I have to agree that training classes really do strengthen a bond between dog and owner so if your available for it I would totally go for it!!
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