that you have taken your Kid from all that he has ever known for his home and
relationships. He has been taken from
his litter mates and his birth parents. This can be very stressful for your Kid. Be patient and understanding. Allow your Kid to rest and become adjusted to his new home while
developing your relationship with him.
Ø Place his crate near your bedside but not so near that he can reach your bedding and pull them into his crate. If he cries at night, reach over and put your fingers through the crate, lightly pet him and softly console him. He should go right back to sleep.
Ø Your Kid must get plenty of rest for the first
few weeks after you bring your Kid home. For the first few weeks make sure you do not play too hard, actively
running and jumping, with your Kid more than 30 minutes at a time. Never wake
up your Kid to play as they need their rest. A sleeping Kid is as sweet to show to family and friends as an awake and
playful one. There will be plenty of
time to play with your Kid when he wakes. The most common mistake new Parents
usually make is playing with their Kid too much. Too much activity will deplete
their blood sugar.
Ø Provide safe soft toys for your Kid to play with
and examine them frequently for damage. If you find a toy that is damaged, ripped or torn, discard that
toy. This will give you an opportunity
to spoil your Kid with a new toy. Never
use toys that have button eyes or noses that can be chewed off and swallowed.
Ø Always provide a chewy for your Kid, as they are
teething and need to chew. Use a bitter
spray, from your local pet store, to spray on items and furniture that you do
not want your Kid to chew. Spray the
item, gently push your Kid away and say ‘leave it’ then give him his chewy that
he can chew on. This will usually
distract your Kid from the item you don’t want him to chew.
Ø Do not leave small items lying around where your
Kid can get them. They will try to eat
it and this could cause serious problems. Even strings, cotton balls, lint, etc, your Kid will try to eat it. Do not leave items like shoes, cell phones,
eye glasses, etc, in reach of your Kid as your Kid will chew them and could
swallow small pieces from these items.
Ø Never leave poisons, antifreeze, chocolate, or
anything hazardous within your Kidz’ reach. They will eat it.
Ø Do NOT throw your Kid in the air or move his
head quickly in a playful manner. Never
become angry and hit, kick, or raise your voice. Remember, your Kid is very tiny and should be
treated like you would a premature human baby you have just brought home from
the hospital. Patience, Love, and
Understanding is the best option.
Ø Havanese like to jump, it is just their
nature. Never leave your Kid on a high
place such as the couch, table, bed, etc. Your Kid will jump off and may hurt himself.
Ø Havanese like to ‘run like hell’ and play ‘catch
me if you can’, it is just their nature. Never allow your Kid to be off leash in an unsecured area. Take your Kid to a safe, secure, fenced area
to allow him to run and play.
Ø Use a rolled leather collar as this will be more
comfortable for your Kid and will reduce matting around the neck area. Nylon collars will catch hairs and cause
Ø Always pick up your Kidz’ stool. You can get some fashionable baggie holders,
at your local pet store, that attach to his leash to use to pick up the
waste. Nobody likes to see it or even
worse, step in it.
Ø Worms are transmitted through the stool by
eggs. Never allow your Kid to touch
another dog’s waste.
Ø We recommend that you microchip your Kid for
identification and recovery if needed. Your Veterinarian can help with this.
Ø Do not leave any kind of paper in your Kidz' reach. Havanese are shredders and they will destroy any paper items such as paper piddle pads, newspapers, magazines, important documents, and yes even homework.
Ø You need to take your Kid to your Veterinarian
within 48 hours of taking your Kid home for a wellness check. It is very common for puppies to have worms,
don’t be alarmed as this is quite common. Take a sample of your Kidz’ stool with you and your Veterinarian will be
able to determine if worm eggs are present and treat your Kid if necessary. Your breeder should have given you a record of all treatments
and vaccinations that your Kid has been given while with the breeder. Take this information with you to the
Veterinarian and he can recommend treatments and vaccinations that your Kid will
Ø Please spay or neuter your Kid. Females should be spayed after they are six
months of age as they need the hormones to grow healthy strong bones. Don’t wait much after six months as she can
have her first cycle as early as six months of age. Males should be neutered when his testicles
have dropped. This will usually happen
around four to five months of age.
With proper care, your Kid
will remain a Healthy Happy Havanese!