A Pair of Puppies
DOG TRAINING IN HAMPSHIRE AND SURREY
PET TRAINING, FUN AGILITY, CLICKER TRAINING, 1-2-1 LESSONS
Two pups may be tempting but it is double trouble
People often ask whether having two border collie or golden retriever puppies together is a good idea, the short answer is NO, not unless you are very experienced AND have a great deal of time on your hands even then most experienced owners would not consider such a arrangement due to the potential problems that often result.
Two puppies together are usually
more difficult to raise and to house train, they learn more slowly because
they are distracted by one another and tend to concentrate on each other
rather than on their owner.
Puppies can become too dependent on each other
Sometimes people think that having two pups togther provide a solution to the problems encountered when dogs are left unattended for long periods, such as when their owner is at work all day. Common sense dictates that this is absurd, two dogs left to chew the house, mess on the floor, tear up furnishings, dig up the garden or bark and howl will create twice the problem it may have been intended to solve. Dogs should not left unattended for long periods on a regular basis and if you are unable to give one dog the time and companionship it needs and deserves you should certainly not consider having two!
Partners in crime - puppies up to no good.
Having two dogs that may not get
on or may exclude you from their relationship is very difficult to resolve
once you love them both.
If you want two dogs together and do not necessarily want a puppy do consider the genera or breed specific rescue organisations who often have pairs of older dogs who have lived together prior to going into rescue and who will be more difficult to home as a pair.
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