Hi, I'm sure you'll all tell me this is perfectly normal but twice a day, our lovely 11 week old pup goes crazy for about an hour or so.
Usually happens after his mid-morning nap and around 9 at night. We've had him less than 2 weeks and things are really going well but twice a day he's just out of control, wanting to chew everything and bite at everyone (although not actual biting - he just wants to clamp his teeth on everything).
He only just had his 2nd injection yesterday (that put a dent in his mood!) so we still can't take him out for a walk outside our little garden.
Like I said, I'm sure this is all normal but I'm just looking for tips on how to get through it!
Your puppy is 100% normal! He is very cute and looks like he is full of the devil!
Havanese tend to go through spurts of daily hyperactivity and then they will suddenly crash and go into a deep sleep. Our Ricky is almost three years old and he still goes crazy in the house and in the yard, two or three times a day. He literally jumps up and bounces off the walls. It is 10am right now and he has already gone through one manic episode this morning. I took him out on the golf course at sun up this morning and he ran around in big circles like his tail was on fire! Here on this Forum, we call it RLH. I am looking over at him right now and he is sprawled out on the sofa fast asleep and he looks for all the world like he is dead!
Most Havanese need a reasonable amount of daily exercise to burn off a lot of built up energy. Take your puppy outside in a safe environment and let run to his hearts content. Throw a ball or toy for him to chase. Teach him to play "fetch." Take him for walks at a brisk pace. Starting at around 9 months, I was taking Ricky for a 45 minute walk in the morning and a 30 minute walk in the evening. We still follow that routine and Ricky gets antsy if we happen to miss one of his walks. Have plenty of chew toys for your puppy, especially when they are cutting teeth.
Things will get better as your puppy matures but it may take a year or more. Just consider that Havanese, by temperament, need some daily exercise and they tend to be "shredders", chewing and shredding everything in sight - some more than others. Come back to this Forum frequently and we will help you work through any "problems." We have all been there and done that!
and when our Havadoggies don't do what you describe, we think there must be something wrong with them!