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Getting a new pup???

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So my little Nylah turned 3 months last week and I came to found that having dogs is addictive.. I want to get a chihuahua but I'm worried about how Nylah will react to to it. Shes 13 pounds and chihuahuas average at about 2-3 pounds as puppies and I'm worried she could hurt the new pup by accident.
Think I should wait till shes older? Opinions?
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Hey everyone!
So my little Nylah turned 3 months last week and I came to found that having dogs is addictive.. I want to get a chihuahua but I'm worried about how Nylah will react to to it. Shes 13 pounds and chihuahuas average at about 2-3 pounds as puppies and I'm worried she could hurt the new pup by accident.
Think I should wait till shes older? Opinions?
i'm sure most will say wait 'till this one is trained and a little older. i think a year old is a good age but a lot will say 3 years.
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I would wait till she's older and well trained. It wouldn't take much for the gsd to hurt the chihuahua.
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I would wait till she's older and well trained. It wouldn't take much for the gsd to hurt the chihuahua.



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I would wait till she's older and well trained. It wouldn't take much for the gsd to hurt the chihuahua.
It wouldn't take much for ANYTHING to hurt a chihuahua they look like they could be injured by a breeze

But if you're going to get one, do make sure your GSD is 100% trained and totally zen. I never even let my pup near a chihuahua or small toy breed when they go to the dog park. They could really break a bone from a little playfighting. Can't imagine what a grown GSD do.
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i doubt the GSD puppy is going to injure a chihuahua pup as long as you keep 100% supervision and separate them when things get rough about every 10 minutes. but you will be so stressed out spending all your time yelling and separating them into time outs that neither pup will receive the one on one proper training at least the GSD needs. i'm not as worried about the taco bell dog getting hurt as i am both of them not being trained and turning into nightmare dogs and you into an alcoholic.
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i doubt the GSD puppy is going to injure a chihuahua pup as long as you keep 100% supervision and separate them when things get rough about every 10 minutes. but you will be so stressed out spending all your time yelling and separating them into time outs that neither pup will receive the one on one proper training at least the GSD needs. i'm not as worried about the taco bell dog getting hurt as i am both of them not being trained and turning into nightmare dogs and you into an alcoholic.
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Little dogs can boss big dogs around. On Animal Planet's Dogs 101 there is a hilarious segment about a Doberman being put in his place by a Chihuahua. A small dog can pull a lot of weight if it sets its mind to it. Toy breed dogs can be tyrants.
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my jrt bosses around our bigger dogs.
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