He may be the national dog of Cuba, but he’s also the king in your home. Despite his small stature, your Havanese pup gets exactly what he wants. It’s been that way since he entered your house. I mean he’s the only member of the family that doesn’t argue back. He’s always happy to see you and comes charging up to the front door when anyone approaches. However, you want to put all his energy to good use by training him to do tricks.
Training your Havanese puppy some tricks will come with several benefits. Firstly, it’s a fantastic way for you both to bond. He’s also young and receptive, so he should pick up the tricks quickly. In addition, you’re guaranteed to get guests giggling when they come around. Finally, this type of training will make it easier to teach him other commands when he grows up.
Because Havanese puppies are intelligent and obedient, this type of training is actually relatively straightforward. The biggest hurdle will be conveying to him what it is you want him to do. Once he understands that, you just need to reinforce training with the right incentive. Fortunately, although he’s small, he will still be up for anything if it means tasty treats.
If he’s a keen student and eager to please then you could see results relatively quickly. It may be just a few days. However, if he’s easily distracted then it may take a while longer. It could be a couple of weeks before training proves successful. Once things sink in though, you’ll have a great way to exercise him and entertain others. Not to mention, this type of training asserts your position as pack leader and increases your control.
Before you start training, you will need to get your hands on a few bits. The most important component will be tasty treats. You will need to set aside 15 minutes each day for training. Try and practice in a room with minimal distractions where there isn’t any danger of anything getting broken.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and a can-do attitude, then work can begin!