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Lots of lessons
We had a personal trainer come to our house for four visits to work on Riki's barking at bigger dogs on walks when he was a puppy...it turned out most of it was the way I held the leash anticipating fear. He also needed work on separation anxiety and the trainer told me we could keep working on this or I could get another dog...which we did.
Then he had group lessons where he learned obedience and border training, especially good not to bark at other dogs although without the personal lessons, I don't know if it would have worked. I also taught him long sit and stays at home, so he was stellar in group class...probably the best!
I also had private and group lessons with Sue Nelson for trick and agility training. I started Riki young, and Sue was sort of a mentor to me. I learned all things havanese during our training and it was great. We learned conformation, agility, obedience, rally obedience, and some tricks. I wish we had continued with the private lessons because he learned so much from her...and me from her.
We also took group trick lessons and group agility lessons which we still do. Any kind of lesson is good and they learn and learn. Every time he starts acting up...barking...we go back for a refresher. Our trainer, Jackie, has a lifetime of group lessons policy in obedience and tricks once you pay her fee.
Daisy has had obedience lessons in group and agility lessons in group. She doesn't know half of Riki's tricks...much of what I learned from Sue Nelson in our private classes.
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003