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. Members; 1,305 posts; Joined Oct 2004 #1; Posted November 11, 2010. hi everyone, just after other doggy owners experience with rearing 2 puppies from the same litter or the same age. Don’t let those other online blogs tell you that you cannot. The plan was to only have one, but when taken from the litter, he got sick (separation anxiety/stress) so his brother had to come along and belongs to my friend; we agreed that they would never be separated so they have dual residency. we have 2 eight week old male puppies. On the surface, adopting two puppies from the same litter may seem like a no-brainer. And of course, two puppies is twice as expensive. Got two puppies from the same litter? As you read in the above stories, raising sibling puppies successfully is possible. 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. Having one unsociaized dog may also create behavioral issues such as fear of dogs and fear of other people. More time was available to raise a pup. Hi all New here, with a deposit placed on 2 pups who'll be 8 weeks at the end of April. People who show and compete may want littermates for different reasons than non-sport/non-competition homes. Thank you for your positive stories/comments on raising litter mates. I don’t usually recommend raising two puppies together. As you've already read, the general advice is that it's not a great idea to get two puppies from the same litter. Go solo! Then read it again. When I first started training dogs 25 years ago, lifestyles were different. Right? To say that I was absolutely scared, panic, and all-around freaked out is the understatement of the year. Hello, I think my family made a mistake. … 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. 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' . Top three rules of owning two puppies . The Litter-mate Syndrome. It is difficult to train and properly socialize two puppies at the same time. Two puppies from the same litter. Advice neede raising 2 puppies from same litter. 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. Your may be surprised to know that they need MORE individual socialisation, not less! 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. We have two flatcoated retriever brothers from the same litter, 2 1/2 yrs old. They are now at 21 weeks. Raising two pups at the same time is not only hard work, but it makes it harder for you to bond with each individual pup. Training two pups at once can also be tricky, as it is harder to do one on one work. Close • Posted by 1 hour ago [Help] raising two puppies from the same litter. I don’t suggest adopting 2 dogs from different litters because they might not be compatible with one another. Thew two puppies don’t actually have to be from the same litter to develop “littermate” syndrome. Read this article. Learn whether it’s a good idea to get two puppies at the same time, and learn how to raise puppies if you have more than one. My husband in I work all day and have them in a huge kennel, in the family room. 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. ... And I surely didn’t think that raising two puppies from the same litter was going to be that big of a deal since we had always had two dogs. Dog training with two from the same litter can be difficult. Maybe getting two puppies at once sounds reasonable, but many dog trainers, breeders, and shelters say that it’s much better for everyone involved if you add just one puppy … ... Raising a single puppy is the kind of project that has people muttering “Never again” under their breaths. swfcgal swfcgal Gob-on-legs! Raising Siblings (Littermates) or Raising 2 Puppies at the Same Time by Leah Spitzer. Although on the face of it, this decision seems very logical and no more stressful than raising one puppy, it can though have a impact later on the dogs behaviour and training in obedience. 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