Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Adding new puppies? Same sex
Stark is 11 months exactly, his birthday is in one month!
My question is about adding another male dog into our home in the future. I honestly dont know how well Im supposed to be able to guage his temperment at this age. I can tell you that he shows no attempt to be dominant at all yet. We did alot of alpha training with him, just showing him we are in charge. He cannot eat before us, he does not eat what we eat, he does not enter a door before us, etc. And, he absolutely LOVES other dogs, no matter the shape, size or sex. We bring him to a local pet store and one of the workers always comments on how he is just in love with other dogs. And, he always submits to other dogs when they try to be dominant. He doesnt resource guard, he is a very well trained, well behaved boy.
But, I dont know if he is just too young for his true temperament to shine through yet? Oh, btw, he is not neutered yet. I plan on getting him neutered between the ages of 1.5 to 2 years, so fairly soon.
But, the real thing Im getting at is that my BF wants a puppy of his own. We are in the process of buying a house with a little bit of property and he is looking harder into breeders. He wants a rottweiler, he has had them, his mom has one currently. He is very familiar with the breed. He for sure wants a male.
Will this possibly cause tension in our household? To be honest he probably wont end up getting one for at least 1 to 3 years. We have to get settled in a new place and he has yet to be put on a waiting list, etc...
Will it make a difference that the second male dog in the house will be raised with the current male of the house? And by that time, Stark will be neutered.
Can you give me any tips of what I/we can do now or when we bring a new puppy home?