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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2006, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum, and just wanted to say hello.

My name is Jodi, I am the proud owner of Princess Tinkerbell "Prissy", our 4½mo Havanese.

We were searching for the perfect puppy for our family, and it kept pointing back to the Havanese breed. We researched some more, and then found a breeder, and drove 5hrs to pick up Prissy on the day after Thanksgiving (NOT fun for driving, bad choice of days on my part!) and she has been the center of attention at our home since.

I have to say, she has become a bit of an addiction for me in the last month, I go by the pet store wayyyyy to much, and she has learned if we are putting on our shoes, she whines to come out of the crate, or runs to the door.. guess you could say she's getting a bit spoiled.

We are currently crate training her.. it is going ok, more my fault than hers, as I have been very lax the past 2 weeks. This past week, I have been more consistent and firm in taking her out when she is supposed, and we just started putting her food dish up, so she doesn't have constant access, and things are going much better (well, except for today, she had an accident in the house! GRR!)

We have been having a total hit or miss on toys, still not finding ones that she seems to like. We had some problems with food too, and finally got her on Nutro Ultra for puppy, and that is going well, although, it was not my first choice for food.

I am soo thrilled to have found this board!
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Congratulations on your new puppy and very good choice. They are the greatest. We just picked up our second one yesterday. Good luck and enjoy!
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Good luck with your new pup!! I pick my third up tomorrow, I cant wait!! I know what you mean about the pet store, I think I spend more on the dogs than the kids these days!! Very bad habit! Dont get too concerned about the toys. My older one loves toys!! any kind, and my little one NEVER plays with toys. She just wants to follow me around & be next to me - I must be her toy!
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Hi Jodi,

Welcome to the boards. I can totally relate to dogs being an addiction. I love my local, small owner pet stores. We have quite a few around and I visit one every week. My Standards are too big to buy them clothes, so they just get new colors and toys, my little hav is jus a great dressed little dog and he loves his clothes. lol

Enjoy your new puppy,
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I'm glad you mentioned clothes Juliav~ I've noticed that the outfits we put on her seem to mat her hair.

Is there a better type of clothing to buy? (or a certain material that does good with their hair)
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Like Laurie says, They love toys. My little one goes nuts with anything that is soft and squeaks when he pounces on it or bites down. I think he is going to get whiplash the way he jerks his head back and forth shaking them around, Then the next thing you know he has grabbed it up in his mouth and takes off running and he will dash back to where he started and start shaking the heck out of it again.

Good luck on your new kid. Every day that goes by you will find just how smart and precious this breed is.
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Hi Jodi,

Bugsy only wear clothes when we go outside to the park when it's cold out. I never keep him in his clothes at home. We had given Bugst a puppy cut (or the groomer did), because his first puppy hair was so fine and the new one was coming in nice thick, silky and wavy. He never mats from wearing his clothes though. Do you keep your puppy dressed up all the time?
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Even though I keep mine at a puppy cut as well, I find that the clothes to dreate matts. I love to dress them for special occassions - they were just given Polo Cashmere sweaters from a friend for Xmas - Dont know when they will ever wear them!!! I have coats for them for when they go outside, although a sweater underneath might be a good idea to keep the ice pellets off.
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Hi Jodi,

Welcome to the forum. You will be so happy with your new puppy and with your decision to go with a Havanese. They are quite addicting and I would love to be getting another myself. We have a 3 dog limit in my town, so I do have room for 1 more!
I really wanted the Hello Kitty pink cashmere sweater for one of my fur babies for Christmas, but Santa said he didn't think a dog should be wearing a sweater with a kitty on it, go figure.

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I find that first Dora hates clothes as she is always warm <BG> The only time I use them is for long walks in the winter snow. But my maltese loves them as she is always cold. I don't like leaving them on her when inside. The best ones are the lined ones. I have an adorable coat that is lined with a crushed velvet that doesnt seem to matt her. No sweaters... those are for dogs without coats or if you like matts!

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