Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
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Mine is a barker which is ironic since one of the reasons I chose Havanese is because they aren't considered a "barky" breed. Mine talks. He also is an alert barker and he alerts me to EVERYTHING. Every time someone talks outside, walks down the hallway in the apartment, makes a noise, an ant farts a mile away, he lets me know. Frankly, unless there's an axe wielding maniac bashing through my door, I'd prefer he didn't bark at EVERYTHING.
He also excitement barks which means he barks at everyone he meets. You'd think he'd be over that since he meets and greets new people daily at work, but he still feels he must bark at everyone.
I inadvertently taught him to growl at people as well. Basically, while trying to get him to stop barking at people (quiet), he'd quieten to a growl instead. So now, he'll quite often sit in his cage and growl at people as they come into work because he'd get corrected for barking. So many people think he isn't friendly, which couldn't be farther from the truth. This dog has never met anyone he didn't like.
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings