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New Havanese puppy---lots of questions!
Hi all! I have been reading this forum for a couple of weeks, and I would love some advice on Baxter. He's 8 months old (and he's been in our care for about 6 weeks.)
He's doing great---housebroken, can come, sit, stay, shake, lie down, "go to bed"... and is doing better when we are away. I'm a teacher, and am gone for about 8 hours a day. My husband works from home on Friday, so Baxter is alone usually 4 days a week--8 hrs. each day. He does ok with it.... no more destructive clawing at the door (which is what he used to do.) Now he just shreds his pee-pad (after he goes) which I can live with. My question is, we leave him with so many different fun toys (toys he loves when we're around) to keep him busy and hide treats in them. The "egg babies" and "find the squirrel" stuffed toys.... usually he'll spend at least 20 minutes or so finding the treats I hide inside---but when he're at work---NOTHING. He doesn't even touch them. I'll leave a busy bone in there and---not touched. The second we get home he'll grab his bone and go to town on it! LOL
Does anyone else have a HAV that boycotts treats and toys when you're away? Any tips? Do you think he'll come around in time?
Also, he's on Eucanuba (because that's what he was eating before we got him) and he just got over Coccidia... and his stools are still sooo soft. He doesn't love pumpkin (takes a couple of licks but that's it.) Any other tips to harden up his poop? It's so hard to clean up!