So now your ready to be a proud owner. Or do you still have questions? Through the year's you have pondered over what pet should I get. Do I have time for a puppy, or an older dog? Will I be able to provide a good home environment for my dog? Do I want a large, small, or medium dog. Am I ready to housetrain my new pup? Do I have the patience for my new puppy? Will my new puppy be good around new born's or children? Do they have dander? How protective will the dog be? How often will the dog need to be groomed? What kind of health problems can I expect? Thinking and acting upon your emotions are probably the most frustrating part of decision making. But let me say this if you have reached our web site and gotten to this part of becoming a proud owner of a HAVANESE, then you have made up your mind and have done your research in making an informed decision, to give your new puppy the best care, love, and attention, that the havanese breed deserves.
Here is a guideline to keep in mind..................................................................................................................
1. Puppy Growth-You and your puppy will work together on preventing health problems by taking care of each other before they begin by working with your veterinarian.
2. Nutritional Needs-Small to medium size dogs like a Havanese will have a higher metabolic rate, than larger dogs, they burn energy more quickly. They will need a nutrient-dense diet that gives them a lot of nutrition in a small amount of food. Most small and medium-size dogs can start eating a food formulated for adult dogs at nine months to one year of age. If you change food brands do it gradually, Dogs have very sensitive stomachs, and a rapid dietary change can bring on vomiting or diarrhea. What ever you choose to feed your dog, be sure that it offers complete and balanced nutrition for his life stage. We use Life's Abundance and would recomend
you do too.
3. Set Rules and Routines, Just like human babies, puppies do best on a routine. This keeps the fussing to a minimum and really helps with house training. Keep in mind that you pup has no sense of the days of the week. If you get up @ 6 am on Monday-Friday to give him a short walk and breakfast, don't expect him to sleep in until 8 am. on Saturday. THINK OF IT THIS WAY----YOU HAVE EVEN MORE HOURS TO ENJOY YOUR COFFEE AND YOU PUP. It works all the time.
4. These tips on being responsible for your puppy have been lessons we have learned and experienced, but by know means should you follow any of this advice. We recommend you talk to your veterinarian on other issues or questions to insure that your puppy lives a long and healthy lifestyle.
GO TO GALLERY 1 OUR LATEST BABIES PICTURES, AND PICK ONE OF OUR PUPPIES OR ONE OF OUR OLDER DOGS GALLERY 2 TO SHOW TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT YOU TOO ARE A PROUD OWNER OF A HAVANESE!