To those of you contemplating getting a Havanese ,you've already taken one of the most important steps in the process. And to those of you especially that are first time dog owners, you've come to the right place. And that first step as Dr. Dunbar puts it, is, YOUR EDUCATION.
We have seen over 50 new members in the last month alone. As this breed is becoming more and more popular, the numbers of new dogs and owners is rising likewise. Because you care, you have come here to learn and enjoy with the many loving and caring members here.
I once read an article by someone who didn't like the way Dr. Dunbar seemed to be scaring potential new dog owners with his dire warnings to the new people he was trying to help. But although it may come across as scary, it is the truth . There is A LOT to learn in such a short time. And as he mentions, so many of the things that result in dogs being surrendered to shelters/rescue, are due to totally PREDICTABLE behavior.
With that said , I strongly recommend that you enhance "YOUR EDUCATION" , by reading Dr. Dunbar's free downloadable books ....
Before You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar http://www.siriuspup.com/pdfs/before_puppy_sirius.pdf
After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/AF...ur%20Puppy.pdf
We hope too that you don't wait until you have full blown issues before you come here here for advice. We're here for you because we care. We wish you many long happy years with your dog and please , don't be shy.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild