Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
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Mike, I think that what we hear on the Forum is a lot of problems being asked about, not necessarily the "normal" things like what good, everyday dogs we have. I've had several dogs, different breeds, and worked conscientiously with each of them on learning manners and being socialized. Not one of them has been a biter. None of these breeds had the breeding to be aggressive to start with, but still. If you are starting with an educated purchase of a dog, (I think of any breed) and good training, I doubt very much you'll have any trouble.
As a pup, every dog has to learn to mind his manners. Hmmm, just got to thinking, one of my dogs was a Norwegian Elkhound. My husband got mad at her once when she was a puppy, (for being a puppy! grrr!) and cornered her in the back yard. She did defend herself then, with snarling and showing of teeth; I must say I don't blame her for that, and it was certainly understandable that she protect herself. It did get my husband's attention, he backed off. And, she never showed this behavior again, (and my husband never again cornered her in threat!) She was great with other animals, kids, men, women, etc.
You'll have the same wonderful results with your Hav as you did with your last, wonderful dog. Very different dog, of course, but a wonderful dog, none the less.
Sheri, Tucker's Mom