It is not recommended to leave your Havanese alone for long periods of time. Havanese thrive on our companionship and do not well when left alone for so long. Some Havanese may suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for extended periods of time. Some people who have Havanese and work out of the house, have friends, neighbors, or dog walkers or pet sitters that will come and spend time with their Havanese and let them out on potty breaks. If you must go to work outside the home environment, make sure your Havanese is in a safe environment, preferably a large crate or pen, while unsupervised. A smart Havanese can think up all sorts of amazing mischief to keep himself busy when you are not at home.

Additionally, in case of an emergency such as a fire or an earthquake, for example, it is important that the owner or rescue crews can locate the animal quickly, without further risking human life to search for the dog. Keeping the dog penned or crated can facilitate its rescue much more effectively. Since it is most likely that the animal will spend much of its time sleeping while its owner is away from home anyway, it just makes good sense to keep it penned or crated for its own protection.