raising 2 puppies from the same litter

If you have sibling pups that have been misbehaving (or you’re considering training two puppies from the same litter together), read on to learn everything you need to know about littermate syndrome in dogs. They were the last two of the litter and I felt bad about separating them and thought maybe I could raise them together so they could keep eachother company. See the Littermate Syndrome dog training tips that worked for me. You might hope to avoid littermate syndrome by raising two puppies from different litters. hi everyone, just after other doggy owners experience with rearing 2 puppies from the same litter or the same age. 3 Posts . Having 4 adult kids & 3 other dogs that hv passed I know 1st 6 months is hardest just like a new job u hate after 1 month. Markey July 3, 2019 at 1:09 pm. Go solo! I have threatened 2 take them back on a daily basis but I think I wld feel worse if I did that. When two puppies of the same age are adopted, this can lead to several issues which occur as a result of the excess bonding and developmental deficits that takes place inevitably if no steps are taken. Follow the tips above. A month ago I adopted a male Akita/Lab mix pup from a rescue, he is now about 4.5 months old. Discussion Starter • #1 • Apr 2, 2010. Then today we decided to buy her a compainion pug puppy from a different mommy and daddy. Separation is still going to be the key. I’ve not had any previous experience with rotties but my husband had. The reason they are muttering it at two a.m. is that the puppy woke up at 1:55 a.m. needing a toilet break. While some say they got both puppies or littermates at the same time because they could not decide (more on that in a minute), many say they wanted both so the dogs could keep each other company while they are at work. Plus my pros & cons of raising littermate puppies! we have 2 eight week old male puppies. Read the 3-3-rule about bringing home a rescue dog. 2 rotties 1 home by: Heather . by GSDfan on 07 March 2007 - 12:03 I've been told not to raise two at a time. My oldest sibling recently got a puppy so he can take her with him to school and feel less lonely. Dogs do not have to actually be from the same litter to see each other as siblings. It takes an army to raise these pups right. The Litter-mate Syndrome. [Help] raising two puppies from the same litter. My experience with litter mates has been really good, but there is a reason for that. Raising Two Puppies From Different Litters. For about the last two months I kept them in a 10’ by 20’ wire mesh kennel with their separate 2 1/2’ by 4’ dog houses. As cute as they may be, two puppies are not necessarily better than one, and adopting multiple puppies from the same litter has been linked to long term behavioural issues. September 2, 2014 at 10:34 am. Get them out and playing with sensible, well-socialized adults dogs and other pups. Trying to have both in the same class defeats the purpose and will make it more of a challenge for you. Up until now, it was mostly rough playing. Not litter mates and 7 years apart in age. Two puppies of similar ages can become just as co-dependant as two from the same litter. With two puppies in the household, there's always a danger that the more dominant of the two may shape or restrict the development of the other puppy's 'personality' . Raising two puppies from different litters is not much is different from raising from the same litter. Because of the hard work it takes to raise two puppies and the high incidence of behavior problems when puppies are brought up together, please consider the following before bringing home more than one. One under each arm. My husband and I could not get their attention for more than a second or two—it was as if we weren’t even in the same room. We are a family of 4 and everyone is involved. My experience adopting 2 puppies from the same litter was nothing but positive, and I would definitely encourage others to do the same. Puppies are so adorable that it can be tempting to bring home two instead of one! Separation anxiety. Nor does it avoid the other more practical pitfalls of buying two puppies at once. Aug 29, 2020 - Need help with Littermate Syndrome? They are ~3/4 Lab and 1/4 Chow. My situation was 1 week ago we bought a female pug puppy, 2 months old. I have been planning to adopt a second puppy all along, but was going to wait until he was around a year old to do so. Raising sibling puppies successfully can be a challenge because puppies from the same litter may develop a cluster of behavioral issues known as littermate syndrome. Help! They are so much fun and it’s been a joy to have two GSD babies. Take extra care in case you are raising sibling puppies of the same age and gender. Your may be surprised to know that they need MORE individual socialisation, not less! They get neutered next week. They are now 4-1/2 months old and doing great. vicky massey says. All of the above issues r real. This will give time for the first puppy to adjust to his new home. But now they are vying for dominance and the fights are not so playful anymore. After we brought the girls home at nine weeks, their behavior became increasingly out of control. And I'd like to know some things I could do to avoid problems if this does happen. Hi, i ve read about having 2 puppies at the same time is a bad idea. Raising a single puppy is the kind of project that has people muttering “Never again” under their breaths. If your puppy would rather play fight with his buddy than listen to you, you need to take action NOW! Hi all New here, with a deposit placed on 2 pups who'll be 8 weeks at the end of April. Take this one-on-one time now, it’ll build your bond and pay dividends for years to come. I have 5 acres mostly surrounded by brush. Also, they are muttering it at two a.m. Unfortunately, this is not a guaranteed solution to this problem. Raising 2 puppies from different litters at the same time? Now we have 2 9-month-old boys from the same litter. She is the same age too. With 2 puppies going in different directions, it’s hard to know what they’re up to and all of our dogs alert differently when they need to go to the bathroom,” Gauthier explains. We’ll see how that works. We’re enjoying raising two females from the same litter, but it’s a ton of work. So in that week with the first pug she has learned where to poop and pee and where to sleep. Now, if you have two puppies, the first one has woken the second, so you have to take them both out. They are now 7 months old and still get along great. What You MUST Do Before You Get Two. Reply. It is absolutely possible to raise two puppies and have healthy and happy dogs if you do it correctly. The two puppies will enjoy playing together and it can be quite amusing to watch – it is also a great way for them to exercise that doesn’t place any additional burden on you. In the past, before these guys, we had 2 female Aussies. wondering what your advise would be on raising two puppies at the same time or should you raise one at a time ie waiti until one pup is six months before you purchase another pup. Having two puppies from the same litter means that they will already be used to each other and they are much more likely to get along than two puppies from separate litters. Read this article. How to raise two puppies successfully -- from different litters OR the same litter. I would recommend adopting one puppy at a time, even if it’s a few months apart. they are bonding well with us and with each other. Solo Socialization. They are now at 21 weeks. With two puppies from the same litter you are dealing with a pair who are already bonded to each other, and it takes a great deal of effort on your part to become part of their group. I've had many professional trainers say this is a bad idea but I'd like to know the reasons why. I really wished I had researched this before I made that decision because now I am reading so much information on why it's a bad idea. Got two puppies from the same litter? Question on Raising Two Dogs: I received two male puppies from the same litter at 16 weeks. ” And of course, two puppies is twice as expensive. Same litter. That is exactly the problem. Raising two dogs at the same time can also result in many behavioural problems; naughty and mischievous as puppies, leading to more serious behavioural problems as adult Cocker Spaniels. I've heard they tend to bond with each other more and the humans less. This leads to significant problems later on, as the pups reach maturity. I adopted two male 6 month old maltese-poodle puppies from the same litter about two months ago. What problems may arise if you raise two puppies from the same litter in the same household? While the idea of raising two cuddly puppies together may make you feel warm and cuddly, the reality is, raising two dogs together is more than twice as challenging than raising one. We had sled dogs, Alaskan Malamutes. Reputable breeders often raise promising show or working puppies in the homes of friends or family to allow the youngsters to blossom in environments free of bossier siblings. Two puppies from the same litter. My husband and I are currently raising 2 male rotties (littermates). Here’s what you should know if you’re thinking of adopting, and what you can do if you’ve already adopted siblings to help minimize issues associated with littermate syndrome. 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