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2nd dog/puppy

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Hi there! I am looking for advice as I am looking to get a second GSD.

Currently I have a 2 year old neutered male and we would like to get a female to keep him company, play with and sleep with! He is very good with other dogs, quite calm (he seems to have finally grown up a bit) but can get bored during the day if I don't have time to play with him.

It took probably about a year to convince DH to get another dog, and yesterday he gave me the OK. So basically, do you have any advice about what I should do in terms of introductions, preparations or anything else I need to be aware of.

I am now off to find breeders in my area through this board and the AKC site!
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Have you thought about going through a local breed rescue or humane society? My male GSD is a rescue and he is just fabulous. Good luck with your search for a new family member!

I wanted to rescue an older female - ie not a puppy - but my husband would rather get a puppy. I have tried and tried, but he will not budge. I will however give the local GSD rescue a call in case they have pups too!

Thanks for the advice
another dog is perfect
My lab was a crazy dog until we got Brady
now they keep each other company when we are at work
or when we are busy.
Think is a great idea
We got a 2nd when ours was 6 months old. We felt bad for him not having another dog around. The first thing you have to think of is that you have to entertain the 2 dogs. Don't assume that they will just play with each other. The older one might not like the pup around it in the beginning. Our 2nd one was a female. She thought our neutered male was his mother and tried to feed on him.:) You can imagine his reaction other than sitting in the living room crying because she bit him where she shouldn't have. Once you have it in your mind that you will be providing the entertainment for the dogs you shouldn't have to much of a problem. Eventually the will bond with each other and with you. Ours are now 1.5 and 2 years old. If one goes out for a walk somewhere the other sits in front of the house waiting for it to come back.

We are picking up our 3rd one Thursday evening. I'm guessing that our 2nd one the female will become protective of her. She has that nature.

Please check for pups in your area. There are so many wonderful dogs needing rescue and I've noticed lots of younger dogs in PA on the boards here. I rescued the absolutely awesome guy in my avatar from Cincinnati (my mom lives there). He was about a year old. I couldn't ask for a better dog.
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