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  1. Training Tips and Advice
    Hello! I survived my first 4 weeks with Brixton! He is now 14 weeks old. Two odd things I'm not sure how to correct, and would love any advice: Potty training: I live in an apartment and have to do much of the potty training indoors, for now. He's doing pretty well, down to two pee pads in the...
  2. Grooming
    I am looking at grooming tools for hav puppy and wonder if I should go for CC's Mark I x-small or II small slicker brush? Mark II small I also plan on getting CC buttercomb 06, wood pin brush, Ice on Ice detangler spray and Happy Eyes shampoo. Does this seem like a good shopping list for a puppy?
  3. Introduce Yourself
    I have a Red Havanese, Finley, who will be one year old September 19th. He was born blind and it has been quite a challenge in learning to groom him, so I am very interested in this subject. Also, I would like to know if anyone has or had a blind Havanese before because I want to get ideas for...
  4. Introduce Yourself
    Hi! I've fallen in love with these beautiful dogs and everything I've seen and read about them. I'm thinking seriously of getting one, but have a few questions about grooming. 1. What is the longest time that you can go between cuts? 2. What kind of cut would that be? 3. Do many of...
  5. Introduce Yourself
    My name is Sherri and I am a proud rescuer of a Havanese / Shih Zsu Mix. I rescued her in Late September 2014. I saw her adorable face online and had to save her. I name her, Tessa, after my grandfather Talan. Additionally, she has the same birthdate as I do - August 4. Therefore, it was...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    She is white, and the groomer, despite my instructions, gave her a toy poodle cut. I knew she groomed a co-workers' Havanese well, which is why I took her there. I asked for the same. My puppy (7 mos) has pretty curly hair. Is that why she did this? (She didn't communicate about it so I am not...
  7. General Discussion
    The learning process continues. I wasn't 100% happy with my first effort, so I waited until it grew out a couple of weeks and tried a puppy cut. Here are the results: That's not a divot on her side, I just grabbed her and put her back on the table after I vacuumed the hair off. It's...
  8. General Discussion
    I said after I reviewed the Jodi Murphy Havanese Grooming video I thought the average Hav owner could learn enough to do it themselves and I said I'd try it myself. I did it! I've always had a great respect for groomers and even have even more so now after having done it. Read the account and...
  9. Grooming
    I purchased the 80-minute Jodi Murphy instructional DVD. It ranks right up there with Rory's backpack carrier in best Havanese-related buying decisions I've made. Read my complete review here. There's also an exclusive preview so you can get a sense of the instruction, content, and production...
  10. Grooming
    Well I'm not sure if it's possible for coat blowing to start at 7.5 months or if the last few days of post-neuter cone wearing and less grooming are taking a toll, but Archer's coat seems to be matting like crazy all of a sudden! I keep finding more and more mats! I am able to comb them out but...
  11. Grooming
    I've read everything from a "light misting", to "thoroughly wet the coat, massage it through, and let it set for 10 minutes". Can't seem to find a consensus. Thoughts?
  12. General Discussion
    Greetings, I'm trying to determine which Buttercombs to buy. I know I want at least one of the 4-1/2 inch all coarse combs; does 8 per inch spacing sound ok? Has anyone had experience with the #011 NTS Staggered Tooth Buttercomb? It sounds pretty magical, but I guess it should for $50. My dog...
  13. Grooming
    Just buzzed /trimmed Archer's paw pads. I tried a new idea I had, & it worked out great. 2 person job: Shake some extra tasty canned dog food and same volume water in a jar until smooth. Suck up into 60 CC syringe and the holder lays dog on back and slowly administers the tasty blend while the...
  14. Grooming
    Hi all, I just got my set of grooming tools and I am working on grooming my 10-week old, Archer. I just want him to get used to everything we do on a daily basis so it will be easy when he is older. I have to admit I am finding this tough! The breeder said he was a really mellow guy and easy to...
  15. General Discussion
    I'm considering upgrading from the Andis Ionic/Ceramic Pet Dryer to a Kool Pup if there's a reasonable amount of time to be saved? Would anybody be interested in comparing their drying times using all various dryers, noting how much coat the dogs have? I've been bin-bathing Rory and it takes 37...
  16. General Discussion
    If one stepped onto the veranda of a Cuban aristocrat in the early 1950's to visit his Blanquito de la Habana, would it's hair be over its eyes sheltering it from the sun, or would the senora have instructed that the bangs be tied in a topknot? Is the natural state of the dog, untrimmed as it's...
  17. General Discussion
    Over the weekend I converted a coat closet into a mini-grooming station. It's not fancy, but I'm just a pet owner, I don't show. The sun came out today so we headed out for a jaunt in the park, and got a little dirty. So I took the opportunity to try out the bin bath technique. It does a...
  18. Grooming
    Hi all, I might be getting a sable coloured puppy. I was wondering about the colour changes. I really like the dark ears on the sables but I think I will keep my dog in a long puppy cut. I used to trim the ear hair on my family's toy poodles and bichons so it seems odd to me to think of never...
  19. General Discussion
    This thread could go in Puppies or Grooming but I believe the topic may be of general interest. Rory got a 'face and feet' package at the groomer's about almost a month ago. It was my first trip to a groomer ever and mostly what I wanted was to get her bangs cut. There's apparently more to the...
  20. Grooming
    Hi, I am new to all this and I am curious about the havanese coats. Are there different types? I know some are more straight and wavy and others can be curly, but do they also have different textures? More silky or more cottony? And if so, which are easier to care for?
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