We will be getting a 6 yo Havanese (to replace our recently departed 16 yo Havanese) around the beginning of May, after she has weaned her last litter. She was a champion and has been bred 4 times since the age of 2. During her 4 years of breeding by a reputable breeder, she has not been on a lead and has relieved herself either on wee-wee pads or simply would let herself outside going through a doggy door. \n\nWe are experienced dog owners. but have concerns about what it will take to retrain our Gucci to walk on a lead and to ask to be taken outside to go. As we see it, we will have to undue approximately 4 years of habit build up and would appreciate any advice. Also, we have the feeling that her retraining may be same as if we started out with a puppy...hopefully, not.