Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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We have had one obedience class and it was okay. There was a great dane, border collie, lab, lab and border collie mix and the cheweenie. All the dogs know basic commands and last week we worked on getting them to stay while we turned our back from them, not necessarily walking away from them. Lizzie loves the little dogs she knows in the neighborhood. When we are out she is always looking for the little yorkie-bear and terrier, but it took her 45 minutes before her tail was up and would take treats at class. She will come around. As far as our puppy kindergarten class went she was overwhelmed there, too. Even when we saw santa paws at the local pet store. Everyone seems to have HUGE breeds of dogs that are just so hyper and excitable. She really likes her own size. You can tell. I would love to find others here in our city that have Havanese. The funny thing about our puppy kindergarten class is that the only other dog that was absolutely terrified and I think more nervous than Lizzie was a great dane. He would climb on the chair and act like he was hiding.
As far as the carsickness, I really do not believe in meds so sedation was/is not an option. She loves driving to the bus stop the whole half a mile that it is. On the recommendation of a website of someone on the forum I did find a carseat that fits on the console in our van. I do think it helps with the motion sickness, but now she poops right when we get anywhere, so she is still nervous. We are slowly getting there. I know she needs more in the way of socialization this is our first step since the drop out!