Hi, I'm so excited to be picking up our Havanese on Oct. 25th. Her name is Ella, and she turns one year old on Oct. 23rd (I believe).
I'm hoping to glean some information & wisdom from this group, to make Ella's transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. All of Ella's things are coming with her, so that should help - crate, bed, toys, dishes, pen, etc.
I have a 2 year old daughter, who is very gentle with animals...but she's also two, so will be supervising interactions closely. What can I do, to help both of them have the best chance of hitting it off well?
I'm also wondering about grooming. Today, Ella's "mom" took her to the groomers. I know her hair is cut short, which is super cute, but how hard is it to grow it long? How often should I take her to the groomer? I'm thinking the longer hair might be warmer? It gets extremely cold where I live, so I'm a bit concerned about her short hair cut...then again, maybe shorter is better, when you throw a sticky toddler into the mix?
I am just over the moon about Ella's arrival...not sure what else to ask, or what info I'll need. Please, feel free to let me know whatever you think a newbie like me ought to know about being a Havanese pet-parent.