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Tidbits

Here you will find an assortment of tips, tricks, quips and quirks about owning and living with a Havanese. TIDBITS is a compilation of articles that I have written for Canada's national canine magazine DOGS IN CANADA . Some also have appeared in TOP NOTCH TOYS , CANINE REVIEW and OUR HAVANESE, as well as other publications. These published articles are copyright material, which may not be reproduced in any other publication or website. Many do have expanded information beyond the original articles. Articles are divided into related topics of General Information - Coat Care - Health Care - Training - Everyday Care and Miscellaneous topics

General Information

  • Non-allergenic - Fact or Fiction
  • Breed books in review
  • Oldies - Havanese Seniors
  • Benefits to your health
  • Unique breed traits
  • Anatomy A peek inside
  • Mini Havanese - Are they for real?
  • Breed Overview - A look at the Havanese
  • Health care

  • Age compared to humans
  • A dog's life - optimizing your pet's life
  • Care for your canine senior
  • Anesthetic reactions
  • Eye Testing - certification
  • Vaccination - current protocols
  • BEAR - hearing test
  • What to do when disaster strikes
  • Canine cognitive disorder
  • Cost of health testing
  • Everyday basics

  • How much? - Feeding your Havanese
  • Weight- Keeping it under control
  • Barking - Is it too much?
  • Chewing - Get it under control
  • Stool eating - Why?
  • Housebreaking your new puppy
  • Don't leave me Separation anxiety
  • No No bad dog - Naughty puppy
  • Size - How big will my puppy get?
  • Coat care and grooming

  • Coat development
  • Coat changes in the puppy
  • Coat changes in the adult
  • Coat changes in the senior
  • Hair cuts - yes or no?
  • Tearing and staining
  • Safety in the home and yard

  • Safety - escape artists
  • Candy and chocolate toxicity
  • Holiday hazards
  • Predators - Is there any danger?
  • Winter weather tips
  • Safety - around the pool
  • Summer safety - heat stroke
  • Miscellaneous topics

  • Cats - and Havanese
  • Which is better? - Male vs. female
  • Traveling with your Havanese
  • Doggy daycare- explore the possibilities
  • Swim therapy for speedy recovery
  • Cycling with your Havanese
  • Play and agility games
  • Basic Training

  • Training - Down
  • Training - Sit
  • Name and attention training
  • Multidiscipline training
  • A measure of success - small steps
  • Train in the Rain