I had my pooch Lucky a dalmatian put down 4 weeks ago at the age 14 1/2 yrs and now i'm thinking about getting two Maltese pups at once so they will have a play mate . i would love to know if anyone had two puppies at once any input please Lighthouse
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My male frenchie pup was under six months old when we got a female frenchie pup. They became close companions and playmates. I have heard that when you have two puppies, the human bond does not become as strong as the bond between the two dogs. In my case that wasnt true, as they enjoy each others company, they both developed a strong bond to me. When we added a third, she also formed a strong bond to me. They can be sleeping or playing together, but when i get up to move to another room, they are all at my feet, or under them. lol
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I think that can depend on the breed as well, some breeds like their people more than other breeds, Shibas are pretty aloof towards people for the most part, and with 2 it is even more pronounced. But malteese tend to want to crawl up their peoples butt, even if there are other dogs around.
hello- I have 3 dogs all close in age- We just got Louie a male maltese- hes 3 months old now and boy is he a handful..lol and we have Daisy she just turned a year old and is a maltese and bichon frise mix and shes the pack leader and the sassy one- and Bentley was our first hes 1 year and 7 months old (weve had him since he was 7 weeks old) hes a toy poodle and bichon frise mix- Bentley was our first and he has bonded to me more then anyone else in the house, he wont leave my side and some times its a pain because he wont go out side with anyone but me ect... Then we got Daisy , so Bentley would have a play mate, they bonded right away mostly and are very very close, Daisy bonded to us fast and even tho bentley and daisy are very close , Daisy has to be the center of attention and runs the house, she loves just hanging out with my husband and i didnt baby/spoil Daisy like i did with Bentley so Daisy would bond with everyone else in the house not just me- it worked she is very close with hubby- and now we just added Louie, hes a handful- very spunky- and right now it seems Daisy and Louie are inseperatable. Daisy is like the mother hen and watches over him and follows him around to make sure he is ok- when we pick him up she is right there and she will shove herself on our lap also-lol Louie and Daisy will play all day long together but now for some reason Bentley is just laid back and really doesnt play with them- once in awhile i will see him playing with Louie but he will still play with Daisy here and there but mostly Bentley is my shadow and follows me around. Mine arent that close in age but close enough- I think it was easier to have Daisy and Bentley house broken before adding Louie to the mix- he seems to be catching on pretty fast, but hes a biter and were working on that. I feel bad for Bentley tho i dont know why he isnt bonding with Louie? Like now Daisy and Louie are playing like crazy and bentley is nagging at me wanting on my lap- so hes on my lap while the others play. hes a mommas boy and always has been but it got better when we got Daisy. I dont know if its they are both males? why did Daisy bond with Louie and Bentley didnt? these questions i dont know. But its nice that they have each other when im not home, i dont feel so bad leaving to go to work.. But i think its a great idea and its more work, i didnt think 2 were that hard to raise together but 3 does make it alot harder- but were working out all the kinks .. good luck- Theresa
Hey Lighthouse, sorry about your Dalmation. My first dog was a Dalmation, so I love'em.
I would reccommend spacing them a part a bit. If you get them at the same time when they are the same age, you run the risk of them bonding with each other only, and not you. We got Sierra in late April, and then got Summit in July. That was the perfect timing honestly. Sierra was already potty-trained and wanted outside mostly by then. So adding another pup wasn't too stressful.
It all comes down to what YOU can handle. Some people can only handle 1 dog. Some people (like me : ) can handle 5 or more! I can still give them individual attention and training without feeling like I'm neglecting them. My trick to that is when I'm with Everest, I'm really with Everest. I'm in the moment completely focused on him and his needs. The same when I'm with Yukon, Sierra, and Summit. When we're all together, then it's a free for all! LOL! You just have to evaluate how much YOU can handle : )
hi my friend got THREE yorkies at once and they said that it worked great because they did not cry at night. they did not feel horriable for leave them alone for a couple of hours because they had something to do. and they said it was so much easyer. they also said that when it came to potty training it was easyer because when one puppy got it the others did what it did. well good lucky with your new puppys sugar411
I have a girlfriend that lost her Sharpei back in April. In late May she got two new 9 week old Sharpei puppies, and although she finds it a lot of work, the two pups are very close to each other, easy to socialize and she is thrilled to have the two lovebugs around.
I have two dogs, a 20 month old puppy and a 16 year old distinguised old man. They are mixes of a poodle and maltese. I find it much easier to have two dogs rather than one. They love each other to pieces, play well, and it is easier to leave them alone as they have each other.
I had two labrador retriever puppies at once but only for 3 months - one had to be put down because she caught distemper. It is more work and more food to buy but they did keep eachother occupied. :) I LOVED watching them just run around and chase eachother until they fell to the ground and slept to start running again after they got their energy back. :) I don't know if the human bond would have been different if we still had both of them since we only had them both for 3 months but we pretty much made sure we handled them individually. I think having eachother sort of helped at night especially since they were still pretty young but in the morning it was twice the crying wanting to get out of the crate and two little bodies rushing to get outside instead of one. It will be more work than just one. I think the other posters gave good info about maybe getting one and then waiting awhile. That way you have time to work with one puppy before you get a second one. Either way, good luck. :)
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that sounds like somting i would do! but it will be dubble the trubble, and i would get two that are siblings, i mean what if they don't get along!!! that's all i have for you today and good luck to your two new pups!
My roommate & I bought puppies at the same time - I got Dakota (a Yorkshire puppy) and she got Sadie (a cockapoo puppy). It's been a LOT of work but it has helped having two of us because we each take care of our own. 80% of the time they play together just fine but they certainly do have their share of fights. I like to think it's just playing but I don't know... sometimes it gets REALLY ugly. They growl, pounce on each other, bite ears, backs, tails, etc.
When they are crated together at night they may scuffle for a little while but then they go to sleep. On walks they have to be right by each other. It's too cute.
Like everyone has said already, and I am sure you figured, it's twice the work but it can also be twice the fun.