I'm completely new to the Havanese Forum (we have nothing like this for Havanese owners in the UK) but love the site!
I am fortunate enough to have a 6 year old male Havanese (called Buddy) who I got from a breeder who had finished using him as a stud dog, when he was 3 years old. He had been in a pack of at least 20 other Havanese (happily so) and found coming to live with me (and the cat) quite an unnerving experience (bless him, he just didn't know what to do.)
After a lot of patience, training and TLC, he has now transformed into a happy, confident dog who I love to pieces. However, since growing in confidence, he has now begun to suffer from separation anxiety whenever I go out (barking, howling and recently throwing himself at the kitchen door - all of which the neighbours tolerate but only just.
Over the last 12 months, I have tried just about EVERYTHING to rid him of this problem (for his sake as much as the neighbours!) but nothing has worked, so I've finally decided that a 'new friend' to keep him company might just do the trick. I made contact with the breeder that I got Buddy from, who has a 5 year old bitch (Heidi Havanese) who she is having spayed at the beginning of March, who she says I can have for a month in April to see if having some company will help. If it doesn't work, she says she's more than happy to take her back.
My question to you all is this - DO YOU THINK IT'LL WORK?? (I already can't bear the thought of sending her back and she's not even here yet but 2 barking, howling Havanese doesn't sound like such a good idea - I might have to move house!