your Havanese dog

Shaping

What is shaping? Shaping is a training method best used alongside clicker training to teach a dog a trick in steps. For example, to shape

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Recall

Recall is an oft overlooked but very important skill for any dog to learn, including a Havanese! Whether you’re just calling your dog from across

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Training Tips

Patience is key! Don’t rush things. Let your Havanese decide the pace. Keep training sessions short; approximately 15 minutes each. If your Havanese seems to

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Leash Training

Leash training is an important step in any dog’s training. You’ll use leashes in more areas of your Havanese’s life than just walking; such as

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Clicker Training

What is clicker training? Clicker training for dogs was popularized in the 1990s by dog trainer Karen Pryor, although it had existed as a form

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Crate Training

What is a crate? Crates, also known as “kennels,” act as a den for your dog, hearkening back to their wolf ancestors. They’re a safe

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all about training your Havanese puppy

Housetraining

Housetraining is one of the first things you’ll want to start on with your new Havanese puppy. Crates can be an excellent tool while housetraining,

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Puppy Biting

While the Havanese is a gentle breed, as puppies they can be just as nippy and mouthy as any other breed! Absent their mother and

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Socialization

Although Havanese are a naturally friendly and sociable breed, good socialization is still important to help your puppy grow into a well-rounded adult dog! Your

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solutions to behavioral issues in Havanese dogs

Fear

Havanese are a gentle breed and can be prone to anxiety or fearful behavior if under-socialized or exposed to negative experiences. They do best with

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Separation Anxiety

Havanese are very affectionate and people-driven, and want to spend all their time with their person or people! Because of that, they can be prone

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Excessive Barking

Havanese generally do not bark without cause and make great alert dogs for this reason. This is natural behavior for them and easily curbed by

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Leash Pulling

Starting your Havanese young on proper loose leash walking will prevent leash pulling from becoming a problem. But if you acquired an adult Havanese who

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everything there is to know about the Havanese breed