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When did your Hav puppy...

"grow" up and slow down a little? Bonnie is very playful. She still naps several times a day but I do have to correct her a little for chewing things she shouldn't, mouthing, or other puppy behaviors. Can I expect her to be a little more of a lap dog by 2 years?
Just to clarify... I'm NOT complaining about her behavior now at all. I'm just curious. Please understand that my house is pretty active with 4 kids so Bonnie fits in just fine. Maybe with such an active house, she'll never slow down?
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Most of my girls settled down between 18 months and 2 years old. One of them has always been a bit more mellow the majority of the time, but SUPER-energetic when she isn't. She's amazing to watch and has stayed the same even into adulthood - with both extremes.
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Cooper turned 1 last month, and all of a sudden he appears to have "grown up". He rarely chews on things that don't belong to him. Just wks before, he'd killed another Gi Jo guy, and bit the ear off my 3 yr old's beloved Diego.
He was still having "accidents" in the house a couple times a wk. For the first time EVER...he sat in my lap, and let me pet him for about 10 mins. He'd never sit still for that a month ago.
Maybe that's why I'm feeling the need for another puppy. I do the same with human babies. Like you..I have four 11, 9, almost 6 and almost 4.

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Donna, I think a lot has to do with the actual dog. My girls were a lot calmer at an earlier age. Logan was 1 in October and he is still a big puppy!! With those kind of behaviors - I do have to correct him often, but - right now he is sleeping in my lap as I am typing - so how mad can you really get?? Now..Donna, are you getting another pup?? Did you think that we would miss that?? Now another pup will help Bonnie calm down, as she will be so busy playing, and then they will crash!

So - what about this new pup?????

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Dora calmed down around 2 years old- quit chewing, etc. However my wild child doesn't do bad things but hasn't calmed down and she just turned 5! What I learned was how to wear her out!

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grow up

I hate to tell you this but one of our girls is almost 4 years old and is still a hurricane in a small package...she has not settled down.
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I actually have noticed Kubrick slowing down a little though don't get me wrong he is still VERY MUCH a puppy! He's turning 8 months old on Sunday. I met another Hav on the street the other day "William" he had such a cute puppy cut too! Anyway, his owner was very talkative and she told me that William didn't slow down at all until he hit 16 months. She then went on to say hat now at 25 months he's a lot calmer though he still has some puppy behaviors. I thought that was funny because while she was talking Kubrick and William were running around and almost tugging our arms out of our sockets because they were so excited to be playing with each other. LOL.

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Donna, I think a lot has to do with the actual dog.
I agree. I noticed a change in Houston at 7 months but I think his personality has always been mellow.
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I got Squirt when she was a year old, she is now 15 mos. old, and she has always been mellow.

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Now another pup will help Bonnie calm down, as she will be so busy playing, and then they will crash!
So - what about this new pup?????
2 weeks and I'll be able to get him! Hubby and I are beyond excited! We are not telling the kids -- they'll just get too excited! LOL. Thing I love about these Havanese is: Bonnie absolutely adores her mama (I'm probably her favorite) but she totally loves the WHOLE family! She happily goes to hubby and especially the older children. (She's a little nervous with the 4 year old, but not too bad at all)




And, oh Tritia, I "feel" what you are going through SO well! I do LOVE babies! Actually, I'm even a mom-baby nurse!!! I can't get enough of babies, so to speak!
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