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Old 10-18-2011, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just dropped the deposit in the mail. I knew it wouldnt take long for us to decide Klaus needed a sibling. If all goes right we will take delivery of a female all black GSD the end of December! Plenty of time for us to figure out a good name. We are getting the pup from Coyote Creek Ranch Texas. Anyone have experience with them?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Isn't Klaus only 4-6 months old?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You really should wait until your current puppy is well behaved, trained and more mature before bringing in another puppy. You also need to form a strong bond with your current puppy and that takes time.

Puppies have a naughty teenager stage between 8-12 months and that is when you need to up your training and be consistant.

I would wait until your current pup is at least 1.5 years old before bringing in another puppy.

Puppies close in age can cause them to fight as they mature, not to mention that they will both be seniors at the same time, seniors are VERY expensive and they could pass away within months of each other and that is double the heartbreak.

I think you should really think about this.

I'm just trying to help.
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Thanks for the info. Seriously.

Yes, Klaus is almost 5 months old.

To put things in perspective, we dont have any children and dont plan to. Not that is anyone's business, but we have a ton of time to dedicate to the dogs. For the next year and a half my wife is in school so she is home most of the time. Since we are getting a second dog she took the spring off to be home full time with them.

The monitary concerns are not going to be a problem for us.

Again I really do appreciate the reality check from you.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congratulations.

If you had asked for advice, I would have advised against it for the reasons cited above, but most importantly for issues down the road. I personally do NOT want two seniors. You're going to have two 13-year olds, two 12-year olds, and most likely two deaths close together. Right now I'm watching my boy grow old and slow down. I'm watching him develop health problems and I'm spending a LOT of money to keep him healthy. I couldn't imagine going through illness, joint problems, incontinence, infirmity, and death with two beloved dogs at the same time. I prefer having them spaced apart so you have one to comfort you when the other passes. Having lost a beloved dog last year, in all seriousness I might have gone out in the cornfield and shot myself if it weren't for my other dog that needed me. Losing two within months of each other would have done me in.

That's the advice I would have given you. Since the check is in the mail and the pup is on her way, all I can say is congratulations.
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Well, then I wish you the best of luck.

Blacks are my favorite.

Just make sure that you spend alot of one on one time with each puppy, if they spend too much time together they will bond with each other and choose each other over you.

I am talking from experience, I raised 2 siblings, male and female, at the same time and it was extremely difficult and I would not do it again.
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Thanks for the pointer. I had considered that before we made the decision. We will even be walking them seperately in the begining.
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Thanks for the pointer. I had considered that before we made the decision. We will even be walking them seperately in the begining.

The first 1-2 days my 2nd pup got here I walked her with my 5 month old. She got used to the leash and walking on it like she had been doing it all her life, since then we have been walking them separate most of the time and things are going well. It is a ton of work - not just double IMO.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Seriously.

Yes, Klaus is almost 5 months old.

To put things in perspective, we dont have any children and dont plan to. Not that is anyone's business, but we have a ton of time to dedicate to the dogs. For the next year and a half my wife is in school so she is home most of the time. Since we are getting a second dog she took the spring off to be home full time with them.

The monitary concerns are not going to be a problem for us.

Again I really do appreciate the reality check from you.

It sounds like you have thought this out and really are ready to have two youngsters! Sorry if it felt like members were ganging up on you but we see alot of people jump into getting another puppy WITHOUT thinking it through and then the pup ends up being handed off to another home.

Be sure to spend lots of one-on-one time with each dog. Taking them to separate training classes is a good idea.

I got two young dogs at the same time (one foster failure and one was given to me by the shelter) and one ended up bonding more with the other dog than me.

Of course she is an Alien-Pricess-Diva-Dog-Corgi mix so that may have been part of the problem.
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KlausvonCrump you have opened your post by an excited announcement that you have just dropped a cheque in the mail to secure a pup. Then you close your post by asking forum members if anyone has any experience with the kennel that you have chose to deal with, Coyote Creek Ranch in Texas.

I hope that you won't be disappointed.

I would have asked about the kennel and waited for feedback first before committing.

Most important thing then is what did you find out about them.

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