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We have our friend's little mix, Lilo, staying with us this weekend. We have also doggy sat havanese, and find it a bit different. I find my guys a bit of snobs...especially when a dog is stronger than they are.
Riki wants to play with Lilo, but each time he makes an attempt...Daisy starts dominating him. She won't allow it. Poor Lilo, she doesn't know what to make of this. Yesterday they didn't play with her at all...today she included simply because she cannot resist. I think Riki would play with her fine...but his girlfriend, Daisy will not have it.
Daisy doesn't really play with other havanese either. She sits on laps or plays with Riki.
This is sort of a good experiment to see if I could foster...but I find it a bit tiring. My dogs are trained not to go out the front door or over a curb without my okay. They also stay close to me or behind me on walks. Our little guest is quite strong and has a big bark that makes Riki seem quiet. She is their size but about twice their weight as she is much more muscular. She probably has terrier and poodle in there with a bit of something else as she is chocolate with green eyes. She is very pretty but quite a character.
You trust your own dogs not to chew anything up or pee in the house...which she hasn't. I'm just vigilant because I know havanese. She is good and barks at the door when she wants to go out. Wish she would teach Daisy this!
She barks like mad at other dogs on a walk, which I have also worked hard and long to train mine not to do. Sometimes Riki tries to ignore other dogs but Daisy will jump on him and make him nuts and they sort of fight. Argh. Also three on a leash makes for braiding! It is funny. How do people walk a bunch of dogs?
The big challenge comes at night. My dogs try to sleep as close to my head as possible as this means top dog in their language. Having two is hard enough, having three is a lot! Also she is heavier so I am glad she slept on my feet and not on my chest!
It is fun though to have three. There are lots of doggy antics and running around.
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003