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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Introducing Mia

Hello all,
After searching through this site over the last couple days, I thought I would join, as it seems you all are incredibly helpful to one another, and certainly love your dogs. I've never owned a Havanese before, and I've never posted on a forum before, but this forum seems special, so I thought I would introduce myself and my Mia, as I suspect, I will be on this site a lot.

I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I brought my Mia home when she was 8 wks old at 2 lbs 4 oz. She is now 11 wks and weighs 3 lbs 6 oz. The breeder thinks she will be about 9 lbs as an adult. She is so sweet and smart, and very active, but I can tell potty training is not going to be one of her strong points. LOL.

So far, she has adapted exceptionally well to her new home, however, I have many questions. I'm real nervous about doing things right for this pup, so I suspect, as I said before, I'll be on this site a lot, and I'm looking forward to meeting some of you.
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Welcome Judy & Mia! OMG what a face, that picture is absolutely adorable.

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My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton
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welcome JudyB and welcome Mia.
(more pictures of your pup please).

Lots and lots of answers are answered on this forum.
Hope all is going well there and your're having lots of fun with your hav
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Welcome to you both!! I just joined last year when I brought my first havanese home.
It helps to have a reliable place to go when you have a specific question about this breed.
Mia looks like a sweetie...looking forward to more pictures too!

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Welcome to the forum! Your Mia looks so cute. Yes the house training takes a lot of time and consistency .

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to the forum! We're glad you joined!! This is a special place filled with lots of love for our pups and each other
Mia is absolutely adorable, but you already know that

Potty training, ehh..yes, that can be challenging for some of us, there are a TON of threads on the subject, if you are bored one night and feel like searching through them, there are lots of great tips and advice.

One of the biggest helps that I had in housebreaking was hanging the bells on the door (basically a ribbon with bells attached to it) and teaching her to ring it with her nose/body when she wanted to go outside because she didn't want to 'bark' to go outside like most other dogs do. That helped tons after the first week of them ringing the bell every 5 minutes because they think its the greatest trick in the world,

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Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your new little girl, Mia! What a cute avatar photo with the head tilt! These characters are so much fun. You no doubt have already figured out that your life will never be the same!

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Welcome!! Mia is ADORABLE! Congratulations!!!
I am TOTALLY with Kara on the bells, after about 3 weeks of watching Tillie like a HAWK and being completely potty asorbed, I hook the bells up and showed her what to do... took her about 5 minutes to realize "I ring the bell, the door opens", honestly, she hasn't had an accident since!! ALTHOUGH, sometimes the bell ringing drives me BATTY! LOL But, it's worth it!!! It helps the pups to be able to comunicate to us and "tell" us that they need to go potty!
Glad to have you on the forum!!

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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to get some bells pronto. Thanks for the idea. At your request, I've attached a few more pictures of Mia, however, I'm not much of a photographer. The first one was taken by the breeder when she was 6 wks old.
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All I can say is "OH MY WORD!!!"
She is adorable!
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