|09-16-2013 08:44 PM|
|shepherdmom||Having successfully raised more than one set of puppies including two brothers. If one is picking on the other one tell him to knock it off. You don't need to separate them unless you are training... in fact IMO that will just raise the tensions they need to learn to get along. You need to be the leader!|
|09-16-2013 08:36 PM|
I agree with the posters, you don't want them bonding to each other more than they will to you..If that happens, separating them could be a big pain in the butt.
What if one has to stay at the vets for some reason? The other one will have a fit that they are separated..
So yes, separating them now at times is good for them..They need to become independent vs co-dependent.
|09-16-2013 08:24 PM|
|Nigel||Like the others have said some separation is good. We raised two litter mates, one was trained by my wife and the other by me, I don't think I want to do two by myself. We let them play together regularly, then separate for training, some walks, trips and what not to get them used to depending on us and not each other. Ours are pretty equally matched so they kept each other in check when rough housing.|
|09-16-2013 07:22 PM|
Set up separate x-pens for them, so that they are next to each other but not together. While you are not there, keep them separated, in their pens. Allow them to play together, for a little time, and then when the boy gets too rough, put him in his pen. After half an hour let him try again. The moment he gets too rough, put him away again.
8 week old puppies play and fight, and it can sound pretty nasty.
It is also not something we encourage to raise two together. It can create issues. And most people will encourage you to separate or rehome one of them.
What is your reason for raising two puppies at once?
|09-16-2013 07:22 PM|
|angierose||There's nothing wrong with them learning to be separated, especially if one if playing too roughly for the other. It's what I used to have to do for my puppy and my elderly dog. It's actually good for them to be apart for some times, so you can train them individually without them freaking out about being apart.|
|09-16-2013 06:42 PM|
In desperate need of help!
Hi, I own two Pure breed German Shepherd puppies, one male and one female, they play fight a lot and sometimes the female whines because they play to rough. They are both 8 weeks old, but I don't want to have to separate one another. I don't want to get rid of one either. Please help.