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

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Talemaker's Milagro's New Family

Click on Photo for Larger ViewHis call name will be Meelo or Melito. 

Check out the gallery of the dogs playing before he departed.

When I put them in the sherpa bags I still count 10 then start looking and go oh. I know they are going to be so happy in their new home. 

Here are the family photos.

They had a blast when his parents did the paperwork. After I finish the blogs it is time to take them out again. :-)

Be sure to check out the videos. I am uploading them today.

Next goes home on Friday.


Meet Melito or Meelo

Click on Photo for Larger ViewThis is Talemaker's Milagro. His call name will be Melito or Meelo.

He was vocal under the hairdryers. Why? His siblings and pals were playing and he thought I was keeping him away from them and I was for that period of time. It taught me a lesson. Have to do it when it is not play time. LOL

See the gallery of his bath.

What a character. 

Be sure to check out the Raven blog to see the earlier play session gallery. 

The next one does not depart till Friday. Next will be Pingo the brown sable and the same day we will have a Raven boy depart. That means on the 19th, we will have a usual update on this blog. 


Check It Out

Check out the Raven blog tonight. That's where the gallery is. Pups have been having a blast and as I am typing they are running like banshees with Dennis upstairs!


Ollie Update

Who is checking whom out?

Ollie is doing really well in his new home!


Ollie's New Family

Ollie just departed and we already got a wonderful photo from his new family.

Here are the family photos. 

Stormy was okay. I am glad she saw him depart. 

Here is the gallery before departure.

There are so many great photos of the enjoyment of this family. Quite nice!

Be sure to watch the videos. I am uploading them as I type. LOL

There are more photos on the Raven's gallery of their play in the afternoon.


Meet Ollie

Click on Photo for Larger ViewOllie departs tomorrow evening. He just had his bath. Here is the gallery. He was trying to stand on my bathing machine. He was such a riot. Dennis took the photos while I bathed and held him. 

This guy will be missed. He is such an even keel fun guy. He didn't mind the bath or the blow dryer. Bravo little one!

Tomorrow check out family photos after 8pm. His family will arrive tomorrow at 6.

Be sure to check out Ravens blog for play upstairs gallery.


Latest Info

Mail went out to you today on your puppy selection. We need the pertinent info ASAP and the date of pickup and time. Please copy me at darlah@potechin.com

If you do not get your mail, please let me know either here, my text message or messenger. You can find me on messenger at https://www.facebook.com/talemaker.havanese

Pups have had 3 play sessions upstairs and in abour 15 minutes they will head back up to play till bed time at 10. Dennis likes to bring them out for 90 min to 2 hours and they sleep soundly all through the night till they hear us at 7am. 

The pups get fed now at 7am, noon and 430. Your schedule may vary. We have added toppers to their food but this crew eats it with or without. They are not picky in the least.

This is a truly fun crew as you will see on the videos.



When they eat, they all crowd around the dish to eat. They now eat 3 times a day. No food at night time. They eat approx 1/4 cup 3 times a day.

Hate to be a nag but we still have not heard from everyone on their choices. We need this done ASAP. We have paperwork, dates to set up for pick up etc. Please... We have some nagging me why I haven't told them which and others that have not told us. Got to hear from everyone no later than tomorrow, please and we also need a pickup date.

Be sure to watch the videos.


Mini Update

They had a blast today but due to the storm coming and having people over, I hardly did many photos or videos. If the storm occurs, I will have a lot of time unless I am shoveling. 

Here is a mini gallery of Stormy and Raven pups.

They played with our visitors. Nathan had only planned to take out a few but our visitors said please more so all of them came out to play. It was a lot of fun to watch them and such a nice couple indeed!

More tomorrow. Check out the few videos I did do.


Such Fun Play

I am running behind. I just ordered the treats for the bags that go home with you. So much to do. We will get it done.

The pups were having a blast playing. 

Here is the gallery.

It is truly so much fun sharing these puppies with people. We had a family over at 3, another at 6. Even Murphy got in on the fun. 

Be sure to watch the videos.


Mug Shots and 8 Week Visit

Nathan and I was discussing and we kept getting confused on who was who and that embarrases us so when you send in your 3 choices in the order desired, please include your photo. Yes, I am serious. LOL

The gallery is on the Raven blog. The videos are getting uploaded now.


Stormy Fun

Someone asked me to put up photos of Stormy when younger.

Here is a video of her and her brother.

Stormy and Daisy

Yes, she dives in snow literally.

The Stormy One

As she is a sable she changes lighter, darker and will do so throught her life.

Stormy is a dog that LOVES to have fun just like her puppies, it seems. They see, to have taken on mom's personality. I guess they were born that way. I am here... 

She swims in snow and water. She is always ready to play. She is very loving.


Day Before 8 Week Visit

These pups are actually 8.5 weeks old. Tomorrow is their 8 week visit. They are actually ready to go home starting February 19th but usually we let them go over the weekend if it is close. That means the 16th and 17th. 

We will have to finalize puppies after the visit and set up pick up dates. 

Here is the gallery today of them playing upstairs.

I did stop grooming to take photos and videos. It's hard to get any quantity out of the guys. LOL

The pups are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. I may be drinking coffee. LOL

Be sure to check out the videos.


Such Fun

In 2 days they get to see their humans to be. Exciting times are coming. 

Be sure to check out the videos.

We don't have many photos but the gallery will be found in Raven's blog. 

It's been a crazy busy day. It's 930pm and I am still doing blogs. Oh my...


Vet Visit

Same place - new vet. Was strange but familar. All dogs did well. No crying, pooping or screaming except for the odd puppy who was not impressed with the microchip. You can probably figure out who in the gallery.

Most do scream in some sense not from the vaccination but from that awful microchip.

Videos will come later. It's been a heck of a day. But impressed with the pups - YES and they all hit the pads when they arrived home.


8 Week Baths Before Vets

Here is the bath gallery.

They were great. I started out washing 1, then 2 then 3 together. Then I did the other two. They had baths, toweled dry and into a crate to blow dry partially. When I finished all 5, I started in on the 1st and used one of the dryers to finish each up and then back to the crate.

Then when all was dry we did some photos, shaved belliews, pads, clipped nails and clipped around the bum a small slit to avoid stickages. This is their last group bath. They will get one more bath before they head home the day before. I will do everything I usually do but also round their feet and can clip around the eyes if you like that sort of thing just so you can see their eyes. Your call. This crew has long hair. I won't clean around the eyes except if you ask on pickup day. 

Tomorrow we go to the vets. Its a new vet at Northumberland that was trained by my retired vet. It used to be her practice. They still own the building. So, I am not sure if photos will be allowed. But I am hoping they are.

I hope this crew does well in the crate to the vets. Stay tuned to tomorrow when we will let you know.

Be sure to check out the videos.


Great Play Sessions

The Stormy crew really know how to have fun. If you watch the videos, you can see the run, the pounce and the play. 

For the gallery of both crews, check out the Raven blog. I alternate where I put the link daily.

The Stormy is done feeding them but they still get creative on trying to sneak a drink. Stormy runs. they chase her and boy do they try. We will cut back Stormy's food to the normal amount and then she won't have milk. For some its not the milk but the experience - the closeness. By the time they depart it will not be - I must have some. 


Stormy Fun

This toy is a fun time for the pups but Ms. Stormy likes it too. She can drag it from one room to another where the pups can only drag it across the floor. 

Here is the gallery.

The pups have a blast running and playing. Each day for 3 or 4 times they are out playing their hearts out. It's wonderful.

Come Tuesday they will have baths. This time I will not be doing individual photos. Just can't. I will instead wash 2 or 3 at once and dry them in the crate with a dryer over them. I will take photos of the process. By the time the 10 are done, I will start finishing drying the 1st one washed and keep on going. 

Then on Wednesday they head to the vet. On Saturday they have their 8 week visit. Two weeks later they will be starting to head home. How did that happen? 

Be sure to check out the videos.


Amazing Fun

I get hugs from this crew. They, with ease get up on the slide either way, on the ramp and they do a grand version of run like hell.

Be sure to watch the fun in the videos.

Got to love watching this crew. They make you smile and smile!

Here is how my day starts.

I get up. I weigh all pups. I change bedding in each area. I get water and food for the Stormy and Raven crew. Dennis has the area all set up and he will sterilize upstairs when he gets up and sets it up again. 

I comb out each mom. I set up the upstairs. each night it goes away and any blankets are washed or any itens that need to be. Then I do a play session with the Raven and Stormy crew. In among that I have a cup of coffee that makes it from here to there placed up so no one can get it. 

Then I fold laundry from the dryer after getting warmed up. Usually I warm it up before the play session. Nathan is with the adults. Dennis is in bed. 

I make sure all puppies are getting fed. Nathan does this inbetween when I am doing Raven and Stormy pups and grooming. 

That is just the start of the day. There is grooming to do. More play sessions, blogs and galleries and videos. 

Today I have a comb out of a visitor and 3 haircuts and baths. Not sure how I will fit it in. 


Short Blog Again

Sorry - I have a few videos I am uploading but its another no gallery day. I promise tomorrow will be normal - whatever normal is.

The pups have been out twice before I got up so Dennis took 2 videos but no photos. We are only human. 

The pups are amazing beings. They are so much fun. I can't believe in another week we have another family visit. In 5 days we have the vet visit. Oh boy. 

Every day is an adventure. Soon it will be easier. 

Be sure to check out the videos.