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yes, these guys are velcro dogs
These dogs are more attached than most, they are a companion breed.
I know this doesn't help you at this moment, but after working with an at-home trainer on separation, she finally told me...Linda, dogs are pack animals. They do better in groups...and a group is at least two.
I have two dogs, they are 10 months apart. They love and adore each other...ask Joe on this list. Riki and Daisy are okay when I am gone for a few hours at a time.
Hopefully you can find someone in your area who also has a havanese or loves them as much as you do. My dogs would not do well in a kennel, they are too sensitive to the noise. They poop in their crates at the groomers which is why I do it at home.
My husband and I have taken separate vacations a couple of times. We also have a friend who has a havanese and takes them. She is the only one who knows how to groom them properly and spends enough time with them. There is a Havananny in Southern California, and she specializes in the breed.
Daisy was very grouchy after her spay for only a day. Then the trick was keeping her from jumping around much. I sent Riki to my friend Kellys for the week to keep them from playing and her getting hurt.
They are sort of like my little kids. I have had to make some changes in my life for them, but I was warned ahead of time that they don't do too well alone. Is there anyone on the forum who knows of good at-home doggy sitters in your area? These usually work out better.
Good luck. And remember, they give back a million times more than what they require...
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003