Today, I am going to write about a very interesting and surprisingly common question: how to make my Havanese more quiet? The interesting part about the question actually starts at the reason why the question is asked.
The Quiet Havanese Owners Vs The Loud Ones
There are two extreme types of people. I am sure that you would recognize both among your friends. There are ones that are the loud type. They do like to play video game and have the TV on in a pretty loud volume all the time. To them, living in a slightly noisy environment is fun and cheerful. Some of them may like to have their TVs on, showing NBA games, even if they don’t really like watching basketball. They like the loud and cheerful sound. There is another type which is the quiet type. They like to read books. For the loud types or for those who don’t read books, you may think that these book readers are geeks, while they are obviously not. I may be a little bias here as I do belong to the quiet type. Yet, I always think it is only a matter of time for the loud type to appreciate books and silence. Having introduced these types of people, it is pretty obvious that the quiet people who are Havanese owners or potential owners that have concerns about whether Havanese are quiet dogs or how do make them behave more quietly. Although that may seem like a weird question at the first glance, it is actually very possible to make your Havanese more quiet in a good way. Let’s dive in now.
Understand What Quiet Really Means
Let’s make it clear about what having a quiet Havanese means. Let’s make things more interesting by assuming that your Havanese is your roommate in University. To have a quiet roommate doesn’t mean that you need your roommate to be completely silent all the time. It simply means that you two need to have a more aligned schedule. For example, you want your roommate to be quietly working on his assignment while you are trying to read books. I am sure that you don’t mind your roommate to watch TV while you are playing your computer games as long as the volume of the devices aren’t extremely loud. Now, looking back at the case of your Havanese, you don’t need your Havanese to be quiet all the time, you just want your Havaese to be quiet sometime, especially the time that you need to read books or think.
Smartly Allocating the Energy of Your Havanese
Now, let’s put the idea of “making your Havanese quiet sometime” mentioned previously into practice. How do you actually make your Havanese be more quiet when he is at home? The answer is actually painfully simple. You just have to make sure he has spent enough energy when he is outside the home. To do that, you just have to make sure that you do your part by having a 45-minute-plus walk with your Havanese every single day. The more energy your Havanese spent outside home, the less he has left over to be loud and mess around at home. That’s a very logical thing that you almost know it would work without even trying it. A friend of man just comparing that to how he make her wife complain less at home. He says that he would regularly have vacation with his wife. As the saying goes, happy wife happy life. In our case, happy Havanese happy life.
How Do Babies Complain About the Most?
If you see your Havanese is barking and messing things up, there is a good chance that he has too much left-over energy that he needs to somehow spend it. But if you think you have already have enough exercise time or playtime with your Havanese, there is a good chance that he is complaining about foods. I have had my chance to take care of a baby, human baby, in a very hands-on way. It is not difficult to find out what they complain about the most. Nine time out of ten times they cry or complain is about either being too hungry or simply hate the food that they have to eat. Havanese, or many other dogs, are very similar to human. Don’t forget that a large part of human brain is very similar to animal brain, except for we have that part that can do some very high level logical thinking. But even we human react very emotionally a lot of the time and we use our animal part of the brain to make decisions. For example, if you are a dessert lover and you see a large piece of cake in front of you, while your human part of the brain tells you not to eat the cake because of the crazy amount of calories, the animal part of the brain simply can’t deny the temptation to eat the super delicious cake. Anyway, back to the case for Havanese, now you understand that your Havanese is probably a less logical version of you, it is not hard to imagine how he would whine and bark when he doesn’t get the kind of food he wants to eat or, even worse, when he is hungry. To solve this is actually pretty simple, though not super easy. The keys are to: one, make sure you feed your Havanese regularly; two, by trial-and-error, find out what your Havanese like to eat and strike a balance between healthy food and tasty food. We all want our Havanese to eat healthy food only but you should be asking too much if you want your Havanese to not eat anything tasty at all. For yourself, can you only eat healthy food only? It is all about balance after all.
In conclusion, there are two main ways to make your Havanese behave more quietly at home. First, you want to give your Havanese enough exercise daily so he wouldn’t have too much left-over energy that encourages them to mess around at home. Second, you want to make sure you feed your Havanese regularly and give him food that he likes and that is relatively healthy.