Join Date: Feb 2012
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It sounds like Daisy is a very normal puppy! When puppies play with each other, they usually bite each other a lot. I can understand how your older dog doesn't want to play like a puppy any more. Make sure you have a lot of squeaky toys, chew toys or balls available so you can redirect Daisy's attention to a more appropriate type of play when she starts with the biting. If she tries to chew on your hand, make a high pitched "ouch" sound. She will recognize that she hurt you. Then get a toy for her instead.
Havanese are very smart but some take longer to potty train. It's frustrating they can learn some things so easily but just not "get it" with potty training. Riley took a full year, but when he finally got it, he really got it!
Even though he's 13 months old now, he will still take shoes to chew or he LOVES to shred paper so we know we have to keep those things out of reach. If he feels we're not paying enough attention to him, he will look to get a shoe or some paper so we will chase him to get it back. So I try as much as possible to pay attention to him when he's being good.
Havanese are very sensitive and they don't like being scolded so be gentle with her. I find the more exercise my dog gets the better behaved he becomes! That's been difficult lately because of the oppressive heat we've been having so I try to get him out early morning for some running around. I always say, a tired dog is a well behaved dog!