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Old 02-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bella is going to be a year old this April, and lately I've been having the worse puppy fever. Lol I know this is INSANE because it wasn't that long ago (4-5 months) that Bella was a baby and driving me crazy. Now she's getting more behaved and I want to do it all over again?? Please tell me this is a normal feeling and it will pass, lol.




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Old 02-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have phases of puppy fever. Its normal. Personally though, I'd wait until Bella is closer to two years old and more adult behaviors are cemented before another pup comes in.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There's nothing like the puppy years (or months rather )
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Bella is going to be a year old this April, and lately I've been having the worse puppy fever. Lol I know this is INSANE because it wasn't that long ago (4-5 months) that Bella was a baby and driving me crazy. Now she's getting more behaved and I want to do it all over again?? Please tell me this is a normal feeling and it will pass, lol. Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
Same here. I have to remind myself how relaxed it is now. WD is one year old but another Shepherd, although so tempting will do me in.
He played with a female GSD on the beach this weekend and it was love at first sight between the two. She was 9 months old. I got a glimpse of how life would be with two young dogs. I think he would forget about humans and the only ones having fun would be the dogs.
When they are so close in age you'll end up with two old dogs in the end. I hope I can hold off to a pup when he is around four years old. That doesn't go for the little dog that I about to start looking for though......

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Hey guys,

Bella is going to be a year old this April, and lately I've been having the worse puppy fever. Lol I know this is INSANE because it wasn't that long ago (4-5 months) that Bella was a baby and driving me crazy. Now she's getting more behaved and I want to do it all over again?? Please tell me this is a normal feeling and it will pass, lol.




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I don't know if its normal, but I'm right there with you. I have managed to hold off and I'm thinking later this year. Mine will be 2 in September.
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Karlo was such a good pup, it wasn't like I even had a puppy in the house. And at 7 months, he looked adult.
I've had puppy fever forever, but know I got lucky with Karlo, he was sooo easy and fun.
I'd love to foster a litter or two to get my puppy fix. Is fostering an option for you?
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yes puppy fever is normal, but i also would wait a year or so for bella to fully develop.
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I go through spurts. I was very happy I waited until Jazzy was older (20 months when he came home) which was still 4-6 months earlier then planned but there was only one litter planned for the year so I went ahead.

Jazzy's obedience is excellent and her manners very good so it wasn't a issue having a puppy come into the house, I didn't have to focus on her at the same time 24/7. She still gets lots of attention but there are days it's 50/50 or 70/30 and it doesn't really matter. Now Delgado is a little older but I wouldn't even consider another dog even a adult for at least another year as I have many more plans with his training I want to focus on.

Each dog takes a percentage of your time and I don't want to spread myself thin just for the sake of adding even one more dog. No matter how small and cute and fluffy lol
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Is fostering an option for you?
I would love to foster! Unfortunately, my schedule is hectic right now and the foster would have to be crated for long days while I'm at school/work. Bella is used to it, but I couldn't do that to a foster who needs a lot of attention etc.

I need to wait to get another puppy when I'm in a house of my own, and I have a big fenced in yard! I just day dream about furry little bicolor male puppies. Lol... It doesn't help my breeder is having another litter soon either!

Plus, my fiancÚ said he'd leave me if I brought home a puppy anytime soon! LOL. The three cats and Bella are enough for him right now.


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Old 02-28-2013, 06:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok I hear what your saying but---my girl is 9 months and my boy only 4 months. Crazy you might say-- I so no it's Awesome. My girl was just at the point of everyone saying wow what a good little puppy and my husband said " let's get a little one fir her to play with". They are so adorable together. We love them both so much. I'll admit the first couple of weeks were crazy but definitely worth it. Some people who wait a couple of years have problems introducing a new member into the family. My girl accepted him from day one.


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