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We are new to MHS, but boy do we have it bad!!! We got our first havanese puppy (Macie) about 6 weeks ago and immediately decided that we want a second. So we have been looking for another. In a strange turn of events, Macie's breeder called us this weekend and one of Macie's sisters is still available, so we are getting her. She will be 17 weeks old when we get her. We are so excited!!!!! However, I would like to ask for anyone's tips on introducing another new puppy into our household, especially one this old. Plus if anyone has any name suggestions, I would love that. We are leaning now towards Annie or Callie.
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How exciting for you to be able to get Macie's sister. I got my first hav, Milo at 5 1/2 months old. My only issue at that age was that he was used to living somewhere else and clearly felt displaced for the first few weeks. I've raised two at a time and found it to be no more difficult than one. In some ways it was easier because they had each other. There are bound to be some issues that arise but until they do, it's hard to anticipate what they may be.

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How exciting for you and Gracie to be getting her very own sister. Enjoy!!


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OH, congratulations, that sounds amazing. I have just gone through this, though my two are different ages (4 mos/ 2 yrs) so I think it will be much easier having two littermates the same age reunite. Just give your original pup plenty of attention so it doesn't feel displaced.

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Welcome to the forum and while you are waiting please feel free to post photos of Macie while you are waiting. I have always read that you should introduce dogs on neutral territory ie- a park, the road, not your yard or house if possible. So your current dog isn't territorial when they meet. It has worked well for me both times- one time DH met me with the girls and the time before that my mother in law met me with Dora. I also like the name Annie Lisa on the forum has a little girl named Annie and she is adorable so it is a great choice!


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You're so lucky!!! I'm quite jealous...but so happy for you too! Congrats on adding to your puppy family again. Can't wait to see photos of the two girls.

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I bet they will remember each other!
We just had Paige's brother here this weekend, and man were they crazy for each other!

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I wanted to buy Pixie's half brother sooo badly, but the timing just wasn't right. That's great that the sisters can grow up together. Won't they be surpised to be reunited!!

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Macie and her sister will only have not seen each other for 6 weeks, so they'll likely remember each other. How exciting!! Congratulations and welcome to the best Havanese forum there is !

Many of us got a 2nd and 3rd Havanese, so you won't be alone. Pat got both her Havs as puppies at the same time, they too are siblings from the same litter. I'm sure she'll have great advice.

It is more work, but I wouldn't say it's double the work. And the enjoyment? Well, waaaaayyyyyy more than twice that! lol 17 weeks isn't at all 'old' when you consider the Hav lives 12-15 years, so don't worry. Treat her as a new pup, just like Macie was and be ready to take the time to be consistent with house training. You may have to go in and out your back door for pee breaks many times/day, but it will pay off in the end.

Are you crate training Macie? That can help a lot!

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Can't wait to have two! I really hope they do remember each other. We certainly will have the camera ready when they meet, should be some great pictures!!!!

We have been crate training Macie for night and she does wonderfully. However, during the day we both work, so we started with an ex-pen and then moved up to giving her our familyroom. Still has some accidents during the day (sometimes she will go a couple days with no problem, then a couple days of mistakes), but overall pretty good. We just moved Macie out of her crate and on to our bed three nights ago and it seems to be working pretty well, she is still making it all night. We will have to play it by ear to see if Macie can be good and stay on the bed at night with her sister in a crate on the floor. I really hope so because I don't want to have to put her back in a crate :-(

I agree, this is a great forum. I am so glad that I found it.

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