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Pup Mentored By Older Havanese

Here's a video that I think demonstrates the importance of puppy socialization. I brought my then 8-month old Rory to her first Yappy Hour and you can see her being 'adopted' and mentored by an older Havanese on matters such as interacting with unfriendly or overly rambunctious dogs, to going up and down the A-frame.

Rory was invited by members of the Havanese Forum to visit ‘Yappy Hour’, a weekly gathering where small dogs, including several Havanese go to play at Seattle’s K9 Fun Zone, an indoor dog park. What was fascinating to watch was how an older Havanese female named Diva obviously mentored the younger Rory; supervising and teaching during Rory’s interaction with other, …

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My First Home Grooming Experience

Havanese owner attempts first complete home grooming.

▲ You can move the slider back and forth to see the before and after. ▲ I made the assertion in my review of Jodi Murphy’s Havanese grooming instructional DVD that I thought the committed Havanese owner could successfully learn how to perform pet clips on their dogs at home. Sunday afternoon after my Seattle Seahawks lost to the Chargers …

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Havanese Home Grooming Shop in a Closet

Author Gary Fujioka built a home grooming station for his Havanese in a coat closet.

I wanted a convenient area for Rory’s grooming; her daily combing and brushing, cleaning her eyes and ears, brushing her teeth, etc. – and when I get the courage up, to do her full grooming. Update: I got the courage up. The problem is I did not have a place to set it up. Many Havanese owners adapt their laundry rooms …

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How Havanese Play

How Havanese play

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Rory Meets A Shih Tzu Named Cookie

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Watch older Hav look out for and mentor pup

Older Havanese mentors younger Hav puppy.

This video is for me, a fascinating look at Havanese behavior and interaction. At 8 months, my pup Rory was pretty overwhelmed by the number of dogs at her first visit to the K9 Fun Zone Indoor Dog Park but Diva took her under her wing to show her how the big Havs do it. Diva is a confident, energetic, …

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