Fish Beds

The puppies and adult dogs love these. She makes sharks, dog houses all in a variety of fabrics. Check it out.

Our Choices

We feed Fromm exclusively. Why? Your pup can eat any Fromm 4 star food switching daily without tummy upsets. Plus our Havanese are worth it!

Doggie go doo doo? Easy open, longer and stronger, OXO-biodegradable and 100% CANADIAN! These bags are the best. Easy to open, doesn't rip and the right size! Get the scoop!

Picnic Photos & Details

The picnic date took place on July 18, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm at Yvonne's place in Brighton. Check out the details here. Photos are now here from the 2015 picnic.

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 - 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.


Training Raven

Well, we found a different collar for Raven. Well, I did. It seems the clanging up against her with her name tag bothered her. So, I put another collar without any such things and that felt better.

Today she started out - really do I have to heel for these treats - really? Soon she got into the groove. Today she had mini pieces of steak. Yum. I will work for that!

We will have a session tonight. We only do 5 minute sessions. 

Oh and she sits, does beside me and look at me with ease. It's just this heeling business. Do I really need to do THAT!

Human Daddy took Stormy up for a nap. Is he playing faves?


Akemi Update

Mommy says I eat, play, and even sleep to " Rapsody". She promises the Beatles soon!

This is my snuggle pad, notice the shiny ribbon? Sooo much fun! Mom is very proud of my "performances" in the back yard. I'm going to see the vet Monday morning. Then we have "play dates". Yeh! 


Raven's Weight

Raven had her 2nd vaccination. She weighs 5lb even.


Gizmo Update

Sorry - I am doing updates as they come but with illness I almost forgot about this one. Gizmo is such a cutie pie with a grand personality.

From his human dad:

That basket with the paw in the background is his toy basket.  He owns three (different folks have given them due to our name) Lambchop squeaky toys that are (or were) as big as he was.  He hauls them around like the man he is.

But we keep them in that basket when he’s not terrorizing them.  He will climb in that basket to have a nap with his 2 or 3 friends that are in there.  It’s very cute to see. I guess it reminds him of his siblings.

From me:

So adorable, don't you think?


Akemi Update

Momma says:

lots of admiration from sharing my photos, one friend's husband was quite taken and wanted to know what kind and where I got her.

I've been singing your praises. Interesting how networking happens.

Oh my goodness...wish you could see this....she has dragged every toy possible into her little bed, including the big one I cleaned up which was Luka's. 


Raven and Jeannie

Jeannie and Raven are really enjoying each other today. Here's a gallery of them playing.


New Name

Raven likes snuggles

Talemaker That’s So Raven – call name Raven

She's our dark horse that will certainly surprise us.


The Raven:

The raven's intelligence is possibly its most winning feature. Indeed, these birds can be trained to speak. This speaking ability leads into the legend of ravens being the ultimate oracle.

In fact, the raven is often heard to cackle utterances that sound like "cras, cras." The actual word cras is tomorrow in Latin. This lends more fuel to the legendary fires that distinguish the raven as a bird who can foretell the future, and reveal omens and signs.

Countless cultures point to the raven as a harbinger of powerful secrets. Moreover, the raven is a messenger too, so its business is in both keeping and communicating deep mysteries.


Our Raven is a thinker.


Puppy Updates

I am posting both pups here as Marco has the update in Adele's blog.

Here is the gallery of them playing today.

The pups went to bed with us and one was wrapped up against Nathan's head and one on his chest. I always let Nathan get the pups as it so makes him happy. I like that! They stayed in bed sleeping till about 630am and used the pad then slept for another half hour.

Adele's puppy is a 'ta da' I am here gal. Jeannie's is more reserved but we are working on that. 

They have spent most of the day with the adults. We did not take the xpen down yet but my plan is to do so tomorrow. We shall see. I am pacing myself and I do have grooming to do for others and my own. The goal is to not have Jeannie's pup reliant on the safety of the xpen. Small conditioning and exposures that are positive help cultivate their coping skills. We are also working on Adele's pup to get her to think before leaping. If an adult growls at her to say I am sleeping she thinks its a game of play. She needs to learn.

It is so interesting to have 2 so different with their own strengths. 

The are also not eating up to par. As fun as they are having, I imagine they miss their siblings. This too shall pass till they visit and then it will be fun times!

Jeannie's pup loves the snuggles and the laying on your neck and lap where Adele's is too busy to relax unless she is very tired.

We are in for a fun ride, it seems.

Hope everyone is enjoying their pups. It is a wonderful adventure experiencing life from their eyes.


Akemi's New Family

Well the last one is now gone. We are busy exposing the 2 that remain to the adults. Plus they are now eating ground beef with their kibble. 

It was a quieter get together and poor Akemi's mom could tell I was exhausted. Sorry.... I am exhausted and sad, I suppose. But I am also happy for Akemi and all the rest that departed before her.

Here is Akemi's family gallery.

The photos are delightful as it shows her new mom smiling and happy and well that is what it is about. 

Here is a gallery before Akemi departed.

I will update the blogs as photos come. I will also be updating you on the 2 that remain. 

PS: Akemi is an expert gate escaper. She will soon be too big to still do that!

I am uploading videos now so look for them soon.


Two Updates: Akemi's Last Bath Before Departure

Akemi did well in the bath. She wasn't crazy about air directly in her face but she said nothing and made faces. I have to admit that Jeannie's pups are real characters as they show their emotion with their expressions.

Here is her bath gallery.

The pups are mighty quiet tonight. They are getting they have baths and they disappear. 

Akemi will be the last to depart.

Interesting tidbit, our Katsura who was born here has a sister called Kemi.