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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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I’m Molly, and I’ve had my 9 week old Hav puppy Hashtag (Hashie) for two days. She’s so small compared with my Labs of yore. My only potential issue is that she cries when I leave the room, though my home is still new to her. It’s hard not to go to comfort her but I want to train her, not have her train me. (She does stop crying after a little while.) She’s smart and spunky, but so far she’s not as hyper as most puppies I’ve seen (typical Havanese.)
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 10:03 AM
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It is very wise of you not to give in to her pleas for you to come back. Itís very important for her to learn to self-sooth and be independent part of the time, even though you ALSO want her you be your loving companion! It is best for BOTH of you!

Sometimes Havanese puppies are a little quiet when they are VERY young, and become more rambunctious when they hit 16-20weeks!
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Ignore the cries. Just leave her often for a minute or two as often as you can. Maybe try using the same words, I usually say whenever I leave, "I'll be back soon", very casually. Even if it is for a minute or a couple hours, same words.
Mine was a Velcro dog for a long time. I couldn't leave his sight for a second. He'd cry, then bark and howl. Even if it was me going to the garage for 2 minutes. He'd be at the door. Now he lays in his bed and waits quietly.
The words become like a command like sit.
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Thanks to both of you for the encouragement. I feel welcome. Havaneses are “a new breed” for me, even though I did a ton of research before I decided on a Hav. I am thrilled with the little girl I have. I hope she’ll be happy too.
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Love her name!! ❤️ So cute.
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Welcome! Only give her attention when she's quiet. She'll learn. Please keep us posted, and post some photos when you can. Really cute name!

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Welcome ! The only other dog we had before Skye came to us was a big guy (125 lbs.). So there are some adjustments to make . These little guys can't carry in the groceries or carry a bucket of gardening tools around the back yard. But they sure can fill a home with love and joy!! One thing I did learn early on is that it helped to get down to his level during when he was so tiny. His early training went much faster when I was down on the floor and not towering over him.
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Welcome! More pictures please!

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