Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
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16 Havanese for the Holidays
not including puppies. We had already agreed to babysit for some of our puppy owners (we still call them puppy owners even if the puppies are 8 years old) and another couple had elderly family health emergencies so we ended up with a couple more. They're all doing fine and joined right in with the pack.
Soon after one of the males came in the house with his owners, he went over and started to lift a leg. This family is very mild mannered and they have had housetraining issues. As soon as he started to lift his leg I made my very loud, standard sound and went over and pinned him in a split second. The owner lady gasped (she does have complete confidence in us caring for their dogs as they drove hours to get here and will only let Pam groom their dogs) since I startled her too. The man just chuckled. She said, "Well, won't he be scared of you now?" I called the dog and he jumped out of her lap and came to my chair for some growling and jostling (spelling???). She said, "You sound like an animal!" I said, " I'm talking to an animal." He hasn't started to lift his leg again in our house and has been here for about a week.
They are NOT hard to house train. You just have to speak their language and earn their respect.
Pam's brother called last night and asked if we could keep their 2 Yorkies on short notice Ahh....... sorry.