Picnic Photos & Details

The picnic date took place on August 19, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm at Yvonne's place in Brighton. Check out the details here. Photos from the 2017 picnic can be found here. 

Grooming 101

Want to see how I get a smooth coat and what equipment I use? I am continually learning and perfecting but I created this video Windows version) and for you Mac apple folks - here's a conversion. - not a professional one, to help you get a head start and perfect your own skill. Got questions? Ask away.

Want to know how to create a bathing machine that will save you time, product and wash your dog better than ever before? Check out Dick and Irma's instructions on how to create your own machine for a fraction of the cost.

Certified Pet First Aid

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid is a recognized National Pet First Aid Certificate course for dog and cat professionals and pet owners. Talemaker Havanese now has that certificate having taken and passed the course.

Woofstock 2018

Meet us at Woofstock. Dogs are welcomed. We meet at the restaurant across the street from Woodbine park. Here is the location. Meet up happens on May 28, 2016 at 9:30 to 945am. Rain date is the next day. Look forward to seeing your havanese there and the humans too! Don't have your havanese yet? Well join us anyway!

Our Magazine


Havanese Breed Magazine's 37th issue is available in an electronic version. After numerous requests, a new printed version is also now available. Click here

Award Photos
Friends & Associates

Everything Havanese Tips

Here at the Talemaker home, we have fallen madly in love with our furry pals. We strive to give them the quality of life they deserve making sure they become balanced and wonderful additions to to our home and way of life. As we go through this journey, we share what we have learned.

Socializing Your Havanese
Find out why socialization is key to the health and well being of your dog.  
Havanese Health Matters
Health is very important to us. This includes testing and practicing good breeding but it also includes a healthy mind.
Sense of Smell
You may be surprised how acute a dog's smell really is.  
More Than One
Really, more than one is a ton of fun!.  
Home Alone
Havanese are social animals. But that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be left alone at times.

Havanese Snow Fun 
Here's how to have snow fun with your little one.

Our Breeding Guidelines 
Find out what is important to us and why.

Spook-Free Havanese Halloween 
Halloween can be a scary event for your Havanese but find out how you can make it spook-free.


Developing High Achievers 
We believe in getting our pups to be all they can be, Find out one of the ways we use.


Puppy Checklist 
This is what we suggest our new 'to be' puppy owners acquire.


Housebreaking Your Havanese 
We offer tips in getting your Havanese to 'get' where he should be going.


The Trick is in the Training 
Everyone enjoys a well behaved dog but find out how you can make it happen.


Assertive or Agressive? 
Can you tell the difference?


Achieving Balance 
Do you want a Havanese who is friendly and trustworthy?


No is NOT a 4 Letter Word 
Do you want a Havanese who is friendly and trustworthy?


Building Trust 
Do you want a Havanese who is friendly and trustworthy?


Training: Why Bother? 
Why train? Your dog is what you put into it.


Grooming Conditioning 
Why train? Your dog is what you put into it.

Havanese Coat Care 
Here are tips on taking care of a cotton type coat.
Weight Matters 
An overweight dog can cause all sort sof problems.
Heat Craziness 
Life is ever so interesting dealing with females in heat and a male who can or can't have that connection.
Dock Diving 
Stimulating the senses can sometimes lead to a lifetime of fun.

Quality of Dog Food 
Less preservatives and fillers equals less waste.

Havanese Dress Attire 
We are going to talk about winter dress attire for your little one.
Havanese Toy Ideas 
We are always constantly trying out new toy ideas.
Dog Friendly House 
How to make your house dawg crazy (friendly)
The Unbalanced Dog 
Tips on helping you with an unbalanced dog or rescue.
Rain Solutions 
What do I do if it is raining?