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Piddle Place indoor pet toilet use

Piddle Place indoor dog toilet on Havanese World.

Many of the questions I get are about housebreaking in general, and the use of an indoor pet toilet, the Piddle Place in particular. I’m working on a full product review but until it’s ready for publication this video will show how simple it is to use. I have Rory’s Piddle Place in the corner of a room, out of …

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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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Video: Small Dog Vaccination Alert

A Purdue University vet school study (by Moore et al), published in 2005 in the AVMA Journal and widely-cited elsewhere (see AAHA Guidelines p. 22), tracked vaccine reactions occurring within 72 hours of vaccination for 1.2 million dogs vaccinated at 360 veterinary hospitals. It showed that small breed dogs receiving multiple vaccines per office visit were at greatest risk of …

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NOVA Dogs Decoded

NOVA documentary Dogs Decoded on Havanese World.

“Dogs Decoded” reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs and investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs—with surprising implications for the evolution of human culture. Other research is proving what dog lovers have suspected all along: Dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. Humans, in …

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Scientist: Our Dogs Hug Us With Their Eyes

Dr. Brian Hare on Havanese World

Brian Hare, director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center and author of The Genius of Dogs explains that oxytocin, the same hormone that helps new mothers bond with their babies, is released in both dogs and humans when they play, touch, or look into one another’s eyes. Dr. Brian Hare | Scientist. Author. Dog Guy. Anderson Cooper: Does Your Dog …

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Dr. Karen Becker On Raw Food Diets

Dr. Karen Becker discusses raw diets on Havanese World.

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker discusses the myths and truths about feeding your pet a species-appropriate raw food diet. Includes a foundation about basic nutrition for domesticated pet carnivores, sources of antioxidants, fiber, trace minerals, and fatty acids, moisture-density, the financial bias of the veterinarian industry, and why prey model diets sometimes get a bad rap. See raw diets available via Amazon.  …

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