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Need some input on my new Jaime!!!

We adopted our little 6 year old Jaime 3 weeks ago from HRI! She is just the sweetest and gentlest little girl! I have 2 other Havanese, Sunshine 5 1/2 years old and Skippy 3 1/2 years old! Sunshine is a female and Skippy is the male! The first 2 weeks with Jaime seemed too good to be true and to be honest still does, she is just so wonderful!

About 5 days ago she started shaking. I first noticed it when I would get ready to leave the house and she would go in her crate, I therefore thought it was seperation anxiety because she's become very attached to me! But then I started noticing it alot more during the day and in conjunction with that she started wanting to go outside more and she would go into the bushes and dig and dig and dig and then lay under the bushes, hidden. I think she would stay there, if I didn't make her come in!

I'm not sure if she's afraid of something in my house. She gets along with Sunshine and Skippy, I have never seen them fight and she plays with them quite often. She adores my sons, 5 & 9, she will lay with them and cuddle with them anytime they are still! I don't have loud noises around my house, especially during the day! I don't work outside the home and my kids are in school all day, so it's basically very quite during the day! Of course, when the boys get home from school, there's more noise but she seems to adore them and they her!

We just love this little girl so much and want her to feel safe and loved and of course happy here! I just don't know how to help her! The shaking seems to be getting worse, each day alitttle more! I don't know what to do!

If anyone out there has any theories, suggestions, opinions or anything I would really appreciate it! Thank you!
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Maybe a trip to the vet is in order, since you seem to have all the other options for her behavior ruled out. Maybe she's sick or in pain?

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I have an appointment tomorrow. It will be her second one, I took last week just for a check-up, all went well at that one! She seemed very healthy!!!
Thank you!
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Your description of Jaime sounds almost like Beamer when he is scared by thunder or something similar to that.. So maybe it is fear of something? a sight or sound?

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I'm really starting to think it's something in my house! There is something that she is afraid of!!! Like I said, I'm home most of the day by myself, kids are in school and husband is at work!!! Just took her to the bus stop to get the kids off the bus, she was happy, excited with her tail up! We started to get close to the house and she froze, when we got to the door, she didn't want to go in! How can I figure this out!! I would say if my house was a crazy house with all kinds of noises and strange goings on but it really isn't! She won't leave my side never more then a foot away at all times! What do i do? Will she just get over it and how do I figure out exactly what it is or maybe I won't?
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Another thing, she loves the basement, wants to be down the basement all the time! The kids play down there, watch TV, play games, do homework, she stays with them all the time, definitely must feel more secure down there. My other two won't go down the basement for anything!!
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Tori's breeder's daughter has a Hav who was afraid of a poster on the wall. Tori is terrified of mylar balloons when they're inside (she's not afraid of them outside, though ) I've heard of other Neezers who have been afraid of seemingly normal average things.

Hope you can figure this one out.

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Thank you, I really do think it's something on the first level of my house! There's alot here, so it's going to take some work!
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First of all, congratulations on getting your 3rd Havanese!

I would have sugg'd a visit to the vet as well. When dogs have a fever, they shake and tremble. She may be digging in the soil as a way to cool herself down. Dogs only get cool by panting and by keeping the pads on their paws cool, so maybe that's what she needs. I don't know! Just an idea... It could very well be anxiety and then the task will be to find a way to keep her reassured.

Please let us know!

Ooopss......... just now read your latest posts. It sounds like it is some kind of fear.




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My Beamer also LOVES to be in the basement. We are currently renovating it, and he sits at the top of the stairs sad alot of the time.. lol... even though we have brought all his toys and stuff upstairs. I hope he enjoys the new basement as much as he did before.. hhmmmmmm

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