I have two five month old litter mate puppies. They are bonded so strongly together that with a door between the two, they would paw, whine, cry, and sit and wait for each other. One pulls and throws tantrums every time I try to walk him and so I don't get to walk him (I keep trying anyway).
My father suggested crated them both in separate crates but they would be in the same room. Does this count as separating the two? Will they still bond together even when they still see each other?
I want them to grow up as individuals, not two halves.
We do not have anywhere else in the house, but please don't give me lectures about buying two puppies at the same time; I really really REALLY regret buying them both and WISHED SO BADLY that my parents only got ONE. I wasn't there for their adoption from the breeder and must I say, even without meeting the breeder, I despise them for letting TWO puppies be sold to the same owner at the same time.
I walk them separately, but that's all there is. My mom feeds them at the same time, they sleep next to each other, they play and are with each other 24/7. For five months, they've been with each other for 24/7 and every day it just kills me because of that.