Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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I know what most will say, but I have never given treats to my animals for doing what was asked. It has always been repetition and my manner I guess. I have always been the pack leader and a lot of the forum members don't believe in this concept. I did have one dog that was a protection dog that I did send back. Terribly expensive and was constanting nuzzling my hand for the treats that he was trained with. I sent him back because he nearly got my grandbaby. Rosie has been the hardest one to train. I was told do not raise your voice to her, do not ever shut a door between you and her, etc. Havanese are so sensitive, bla bla. So except for the things that could get her killed, like running out an open door, and to walk on a leash (that only took ab out 10 minutes in the parking lot), I didn't start training her to do anything just be cute. Well I did shut her out of the bathroom right off and at the office I left her in my office with the door closed. After the first day, she never cried again about any of that. And like I said, every morning, we played the catch me game, until I had to go right then and hollered at her. She didn't come apart, didn't shy away from me or anything bad. Just dropped and stayed there until I picked her up. From what I know now, I would have trained her like all the other dogs I have had. She would always be going outside to potty, no pee-pads. She would sit and stay. She will stay, but won't sit. The havanese is a smart gentle dog, but not the delicate temperment I was led to believe. And they are little scamps when they want to be. Mostly we just have fun.