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I signed up here a few months ago to get some information about the breed. Livvy is my first havanese. She is currently 5 months old and quite the character. I love the breed. She is by far the smartest dog I've had. She is very friendly and outgoing. She's very comical!

However, I was hoping to get some information about resource aggression. She is very friendly and happy but occassionally growls when I am holding her and someone comes to greet her. She doesn't seem to have that reaction when she is on the floor.

The trainer says some dogs dont like to be petted when held. I was hoping someone had some information on this topic.

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Sometimes it can be resource guarding, but other times it can be because the dog does not feel comfortable, and feels that they can't get away. Either way, it is better to have the dog on the floor for interactions with new people. Then they can't get "guardy" if that was what was happening. If they are nervous about being approached (which is probably more likely at your pup's age) this gives them the opportunity to step back and say "no thank you", rather than HAVE to accept attention from a person when they don't feel comfortable about it.


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Sometimes it can be resource guarding, but other times it can be because the dog does not feel comfortable, and feels that they can't get away. Either way, it is better to have the dog on the floor for interactions with new people. Then they can't get "guardy" if that was what was happening. If they are nervous about being approached (which is probably more likely at your pup's age) this gives them the opportunity to step back and say "no thank you", rather than HAVE to accept attention from a person when they don't feel comfortable about it.
That must be what it is because she is very outgoing otherwise. Thanks for your reply, that's definitely reassuring.
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Welcome and Livvy looks like a sweetheart. Karen Krandall gave you good advice. Also, if you are trying to introduce her to someone knew, it can help for that person to squat down and get lower so they are not looming over the dog.
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Welcome and Livvy looks like a sweetheart. Karen Krandall gave you good advice. Also, if you are trying to introduce her to someone knew, it can help for that person to squat down and get lower so they are not looming over the dog.
Thanks for the warm welcome! there's so much helpful information here. I am new to breed and it really does come in handy. For the most part Livvy is very friendly and feisty. She is full of personality and such a funny dog! What concerns me is that these are not new people or people she doesn't like. She only has that reaction when I am carrying her which is why i felt it had something to do with me. I want to make sure i don't encourage any type of aggression.
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Welcome!

I don't know what to tell you about the growling. Shama squirms or paws at her face if I hold her too long. She doesn't usually like to sit on my lap, especially if I'm sitting in the chair I use when I groom her on my lap! Only after turning four did she start lying on my DH's lap. Now she lies on his lap regularly while we're watching TV. Tonight was the first time she "rugged out" there. We call it "rugging out" when she stretches out her limbs and really seems to be relaxed. She looks like a fuzzy little rug. This is a funny photo because she's half on carpet and half on wooden floor ...

Good luck figuring out this growling business! Please post lots of photos!
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Only after turning four did she start lying on my DH's lap. Now she lies on his lap regularly while we're watching TV.
Mia prefers my husband’s lap too. I console myself that it is because he is much bigger and she can sprawl out better. I am the groomer, main dog walker, feeder, poop picker upper, etc. yet she goes to my husband for lap time!
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I don't know what to tell you about the growling. Shama squirms or paws at her face if I hold her too long. She doesn't usually like to sit on my lap, especially if I'm sitting in the chair I use when I groom her on my lap! Only after turning four did she start lying on my DH's lap. Now she lies on his lap regularly while we're watching TV. Tonight was the first time she "rugged out" there. We call it "rugging out" when she stretches out her limbs and really seems to be relaxed. She looks like a fuzzy little rug. This is a funny photo because she's half on carpet and half on wooden floor ...

Good luck figuring out this growling business! Please post lots of photos!
She's adorable!! Love her colors and coat! You've done such a nice job at keeping her long!
Livvy is definitely not a lap dog! She likes to be carried on her terms. Once she's had enough, she squirms off. She is miss independent! Lol
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