Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Little Elm
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Am I seeing Havanese stages?
Bella is 3 years old. I've always enjoyed watching her and getting to know her personality--I guess that's a benefit of having an empty nest! Bella never had fear of noises, even the huge thunderstorms we get in Texas but these past few months, noises are catching her attention more. She seems to become afraid of strange noises--thunder, noisy cars, surround-sound on the TV, etc. She's barking at them and the bark sounds scared (does that make sense?).
I've begun to call her by my side when she barks and after she sits, I pick her up and show her out the window. That's helping.
She has also started to enjoy quiet and alone time, unlike before when she had to be with me 24/7.
Another observation is that she's become wary of strangers over the past 6 months.
There are certain changes showing in her and I wondered if it's part of a Havanese blue print. Are stages common knowledge with breeders, etc.