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.

Saying No is a ...No is Not a 4 Letter Word

Saying no can be the most loving word we can say at times. It doesn't seem that way but it is. It's our responsibility to keep our dawg safe from harm.

When a puppy or an adult dawg does something that he shouldn't do, it's up to us to build a positive relationship filled with trust and teach them right from wrong. That includes teaching them not to chew things they shouldn't, stealing food, using your house as a toilet and much more.

Our dawgs are what we make of them but of course they each have their very own unique personalities that do play a part in the mix.

Some dawgs are step over the line dawgs and others are eager to please every chance they get. As humans, each of us like different types of dawgs due to lifestyles and our own personalities but even with that in mind, the dawgs still need rules, boundaries and consistency.

How do you get 'no' across in a positive way? When you say firmly 'no' and interrupt a behavior, he'll learn to associate the word 'no' with stop and look to you for direction. You can then use affection or a treat as a reward.

Even the most spirited dawg should never be man handled. What you will get in return is a fearful dawg. Fearful dawgs either use flight or bite to deal with fear or worse. Neither is what you want to achieve. What you want is a positive relationship where your dawg looks forward to doing what you want and living by your rules. Once he realizes that by doing so there are many rewards then the rest of the training gets easier.

Sure we all get frustrated but as someone who has seen way too many dawgs that are fearful, positive training is always the way to go.


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