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Well here we are at 2 weeks in. Got Ollie 2 weeks ago last Friday at 8 weeks of age, so he is now 10 weeks. This is what we have accomplished so far. Sleeping is great, we have him on a schedule of 2 hours nap 2 hours play. He gets up 8, plays till 10, naps till noon, sleeps till 2 and so on till his bedtime is at midnight. He has had very few accidents in the house. I think I am more trained than he is though. Having said that he wimpers and goes to the door for poops. He can feel it coming on soon enough to warn us. Peeing comes on too quickly for him to go to the door but I have learned his signals and also have learned to time him well after meals and play. I immediately take him out when he wakes up. Accidents now are few. He knows his command word for potty and goes on command in his spot in the yard, that is great. He loves what we call trick time, this is where we teach him commands and he gets excited when we ask if he wants to do tricks. He knows sit, down, roll over, dance and is learning shake a paw. He walks on the leash now, although he insists on carrying it in his mouth. Has been socializing well with safe places, pets and people in the neighbourhood and has been very accepting of everyone. He even recognizes some of the children from across the street and is desperate to go see them when they are in view. We are working on the nipping. He understands the word gentle, but at times gets so worked up he gets frustrated when we tell him to be gentle and it makes it worse. He is definitely getting better though. He loves his crate. I rarely have to put him in it for nap time he usually goes in by himself. When you ask him if he wants to go night, night, he jumps right in. He plays so hard when he is awake he is ready for naps. Everything has been achieved with over the top praise, good boy, over and over and kisses and hugs, he loves it. He also likes treats. I give him tiny little broken off bits the size of a pin head each time he does something important. I am a stay at home, retired, mom and I am lucky that way, as training is all day long and consistent. I take my hat off to all of you training and working at the same time. I can't imagine the energy you must have to do that. I'm exhausted as it is. Anyway, just thought I would update on the progress and all and all we are thrilled with how it is going and feel like we have a nice little routine going. Will post a progress report in another couple of weeks. Hope some of the info is helpful to anyone starting out.
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Sounds like you are doing a great job!



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Wow Awesome!
We just got Coco and even though no accidents, it was because I was home and kids helped a lot. She is 8 weeks. I just time her on the phone because we also have older and bigger dog. I go back to work tomorrow, full time, but nanny will come and go, we will be crating Coco for 2 hours at a time. I am debating if I should put water in crate as it is quite warm. Just nervous to go back to work
How big is Ollie now? (weight I mean)
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Thanks for the update. Our pup is from the same breeder as the OP.
She does NOT like the crate or any confinement. Even when I am in th bath tub she with make a fuss. She is learning to walk on a leash. Not great yet .
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Sounds as if Ollie is off to a great start! The puppy period is a LOT of work but it goes by quickly and all that effort pays off in such a lovely little companion dog once they are grown! If I had acquired my first Havanese 30 years ago I wouldn't have adopted all those mutts or gotten to know Cardigan Welsh Corgis - all of which were wonderful, interesting companions!


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My puppy turns 11weeks today, doing good on potty training, pees every 2-3hrs and poos 3 times a day, mostly an hour after meal.
He loves go to the backyard and start climbing up the slides and stairs.
He's doing gentle at the yard except the one after dinner, he'll go really crazy, non stop running circle and won't listen, and even barking at me when I stop him. Should I take him to puppy kindergarten?

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Thanks for the update. Our pup is from the same breeder as the OP.
She does NOT like the crate or any confinement. Even when I am in th bath tub she with make a fuss. She is learning to walk on a leash. Not great yet .
Do keep us updated!
It's important to get your pup to like the crate, even if you don't intend to use it much. There are times when it's a necessity, like if they are at the vet's, injured or sick.

Look into Susan Garrett's "Crate Games" DVD. Even if you only do the first 3 lessons, you'll end up with a dog who LOVES their crate.


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Sounds as if Ollie is off to a great start! The puppy period is a LOT of work but it goes by quickly and all that effort pays off in such a lovely little companion dog once they are grown! If I had acquired my first Havanese 30 years ago I wouldn't have adopted all those mutts or gotten to know Cardigan Welsh Corgis - all of which were wonderful, interesting companions!
I LOVE Cardigans! (but they do have a bit of a mind of their own! )


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My puppy turns 11weeks today, doing good on potty training, pees every 2-3hrs and poos 3 times a day, mostly an hour after meal.
He loves go to the backyard and start climbing up the slides and stairs.
He's doing gentle at the yard except the one after dinner, he'll go really crazy, non stop running circle and won't listen, and even barking at me when I stop him. Should I take him to puppy kindergarten?
ABSOLUTELY you should take him to puppy kindergarten… everyone should. Even people who are professional trainers do, because the MOST IMPORTANT part of puppy K is teaching puppies to get along with others. A dog who is comfortable and well mannered around all sorts of people and different dogs is a joy to have around. A dog who is not properly socialized is one that you will have to "manage" all his life. You may love him to death, but you won't be able to let down your guard around other people and/or dogs.


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ABSOLUTELY you should take him to puppy kindergarten… everyone should. Even people who are professional trainers do, because the MOST IMPORTANT part of puppy K is teaching puppies to get along with others. A dog who is comfortable and well mannered around all sorts of people and different dogs is a joy to have around. A dog who is not properly socialized is one that you will have to "manage" all his life. You may love him to death, but you won't be able to let down your guard around other people and/or dogs.
Very true . Prince never play with other dog since I have him, he's very calm in this minute and will go crazy for another. Kind of worry about his misbehavior problem.

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