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. 

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!

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.

Fiona in a RaincoatRain..and More Rain Solutions

What do I do if it is raining and my little one needs to go out? You can either train them to use a pee pad, and a variety of other methods or you can put a raincoat on them. But, it must cover their underside or it is a waste of your time. Why? The mud will just cake on the underside and then you either have to let it dry or wash it.

Throw in a Havanese that doesn't like the rain - yes there are some that hate their feet and underside getting soaked and solutions are needed.

When selecting an outfit make sure it goes on fast. You are not going to stick to anything that takes too much time and effort. I know - I have a basket full of possibilities that do not work. Make sure it is waterproof and covers the underside. You can always deal with the feet easily but try washing a tummy without the rest. It's a tad more difficult.

But most of all - always BRUSH your dog after getting him or her wet and you will avoid many mats and knots. A wet dog - especially through that blowing coat stage, can get felted hair, something you really do not want.

When Kat jumps in the pool, we give him - well, I give him a brush over to keep him from tangling. He has a show coat but those that don't want that bother but love their dog to swim -  cut them in a really cute puppy cut. You will be glad you did. Us - we just like the long coat and so we brush after swimming.

Just a tip as I am watching the rain.

PS: for a quick outside and do your duty...no I don't brush the crew. It's only when they get sopping wet.