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when it gets to be too much
Riki is a dynamo. Daisy is much calmer. I can tell when she has had enough as she retreats and does not come back to play which happens after some time of rather rough play. When she won't play he tries to mount her which I don't allow either way. I think he gets hyperexcited even though he is neutered, he is a male dog after all.
Just like with kids, I let them go till one has said enough and the other refuses to listen. I'm the pack leader, I let them know when enough is enough.
In their four years together they have only gotten into it one time. She had a chew bone and he had already chewed his. I was surprised by this. Won't let that happen again. It scared me to see them going at each other even though they stopped quickly. He is a bit of a hog about the chew bones which keep their teeth clean. They are not food aggressive. They usually love on each other...but that bone thing was not good.
Limits needed! We are not their friend, we are their alpha.
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003