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05-20-2014 03:41 PM
LaRen616
My boys are 4 years apart in age and I LOVE it.

My GSD is very well behaved, he is trained, he is a joy to be around and is nice and calm when I need him to be. He has only gotten better with age. He really, really helped me train my Dalmatian puppy. His good behavior and calm nature really rubbed off on my puppy. My Dal can be a real wild child at times but he mostly follows my GSD around and mimicks his behavior.

It is hard finding one on one time to train but it can be done. I like doing things with one at a time and I like doing things with them at the same time. I love having more than 1 dog, it's more fun.

In the future though, I like a 2-3 year age difference.

Congrats on your new puppy.
05-20-2014 03:31 PM
DJEtzel
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I broke down and got the second puppy, chief, so far so good. the two dogs get along great and also get along with my grandkids really well. I am now more concerned with training, trying to get the youngest one alone for individual training is tough and we are having an issue with housebreaking that I think is the older one (who was 100% house broke). suggestions are welcome.

Luciano, curious what Your plans are if your dog is not a "German Shepherd", You took him and I hope at this point it wont make any difference.

Thank You to all that responded to my post.
This is why it's not usually advised to get two puppies together.

Crate and rotate a lot so that you're the best thing in the puppy's life- little to no play time with the other dog, and a lot of fun training and engagement while he's out!
05-20-2014 07:29 AM
flhtcui95
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I broke down and got the second puppy, chief, so far so good. the two dogs get along great and also get along with my grandkids really well. I am now more concerned with training, trying to get the youngest one alone for individual training is tough and we are having an issue with housebreaking that I think is the older one (who was 100% house broke). suggestions are welcome.

Luciano, curious what Your plans are if your dog is not a "German Shepherd", You took him and I hope at this point it wont make any difference.

Thank You to all that responded to my post.
04-07-2014 08:54 PM
luciano
i need help

i got a puppy and they people who gave me him said that hes gsd but i not sure and i need yalls help if he looks like one

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04-07-2014 08:46 PM
DJEtzel
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My grandkids are over all the time, we all live in same neighborhood. Our GSD, Maxie, loves being around the kids (girl 3, girl 4 and boy 7) and actually was getting into mischief when they went out of town for spring break. We also take her to the dog park to socialize with other dogs and we walk her in the neighborhood and let all the kids
(and adults) pet and play with her. We also took her to play time at the local Petco and there was usually a few kids with their parents and dogs there. Hope it helps, good luck.
Keep in mind that you do not have a golden retriever. As she matures, you may not be able to do ANY of those things with her anymore and will have to find other ways to train/play/exercise/socialize her. Same goes with a new dog, so make sure that you will be able to care for them each properly if you can't rely on any of these activities before deciding on a second.
04-07-2014 08:30 PM
flhtcui95 My grandkids are over all the time, we all live in same neighborhood. Our GSD, Maxie, loves being around the kids (girl 3, girl 4 and boy 7) and actually was getting into mischief when they went out of town for spring break. We also take her to the dog park to socialize with other dogs and we walk her in the neighborhood and let all the kids
(and adults) pet and play with her. We also took her to play time at the local Petco and there was usually a few kids with their parents and dogs there. Hope it helps, good luck.
04-05-2014 08:48 PM
readaboutdogs Just curious, but was wondering if you get to have your grandkids over often to be around your dog. The dog I have now is good with kids( non gsd) but in the future I plan to get another gsd and wondered what people do to socialize with children when there aren't really any available! My grandkids live out of state! I thought about a year or up to two years between age of dogs would be good too as my gsds were brothers and passed in 9 months of each other. What I want to do is get a female collie first then another male shepherd. But would like to know what others do to help with being around kids when there's not really any around!
04-05-2014 04:18 PM
flhtcui95 Thank You for all the replies, it is a tough decision and one that comes with a lot of extra effort. We had two dogs in the past with one an established and trained adult before getting the other as a puppy. They passed a couple of years apart and it still was very difficult. I guess I will have to discuss some more with my wife before jumping into it as she will be affected as much as me. (The grand kids just get to enjoy either one dog or two)
04-05-2014 12:12 AM
trcy My first two were a year apart. Then we waiting about 7 years to get another one. They are 8 years, 7 years and 10 months.
04-04-2014 11:46 PM
zyppi Yep, mine are about a year apart, and it's not "dealing" with two pups, it's worrying about losing both at near the same time.

Been there, done that, why didn't I learn?
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