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Old 01-30-2013, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been considering it for quite sometime. My mom has always gotten upset at me because she says its inconsiderate of me to not let Teddy have a friend to play with.

As an only child myself, I do realize how lonely it could get sometimes, but I did/do enjoy being an only child. I don't mind not having to share my moms love and attention lol I do envy my friend who have sisters because they have a friend for life.

Teddy is 11 months now. I am always arranging play dates, or at least try to. I see how happy he gets and how much he loves to play. I would take him to dog parks but I some times think its a little dangerous. Some people are not responsible owners and God knows what sickness the other dogs might have.

I have thought about expense and I think I could manage another dog. Tiny toys don't eat a lot and grooming is not so expensive. I pay $35 every two months for Teddy. Vet expenses are not a big problem since the vet I go to has reasonable prices. I am also considering pet insurance and I think if i get another poodle I will definitely get it.

My main concern is I wouldn't want Teddy to feel bad. He will have to share my attention and love. Also, I take him everywhere with me, to the mall, friends houses, and I even sneak him in to places he shouldn't go like the movie theaters. But if i get him a sister I don't think I could take him to as many places since I would have to watch two dogs instead of one.

Also, I crated Teddy when I got him. If I get another one, how would it work? Do I crate her and leave Teddy outside? Or would Teddy help her not get into trouble?

I contacted the breeder where I got Teddy and unfortunately she won't have a litter anytime soon. She told me that she would let me know if one of her friends will have one.

Do any of you know any AKC breeders near Los Angeles. I drove all the way to Yucca Valley(2 hours away) for Teddy. I don't mind driving again.

I want a Female Tiny toy Apricot/red. Just like Teddy
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Also, I take him everywhere with me, to the mall, friends houses, and [B]I even sneak him in to places he shouldn't go like the movie theaters.
Please do not do this. You are inadvertently creating more barriers for people who need unlimited public access with their service dogs. Service dogs and their handlers have a hard enough time gaining public access without having to deal with people who illegally sneak their pets into places where pets are not allowed.
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Please do not do this. You are inadvertently creating more barriers for people who need unlimited public access with their service dogs. Service dogs and their handlers have a hard enough time gaining public access without having to deal with people who illegally sneak their pets into places where pets are not allowed.
I'm sorry. I didn't know. I never intended to cause any harm.

Teddy is 4 months and very well behaved so I didn't see the harm to it. I just feel bad leaving him at home while we go have fun.
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Hi Brenda,

I just PM you. I understand totally your feeling of leaving Teddy alone. I left Charlie alone all the time and feeling guilty of it all the time. Hopefully with the new puppy, Teddy won't feel so alone anymore and you can have fun without the guilt.

Keep us posted.


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I just PM you. I understand totally your feeling of leaving Teddy alone. I left Charlie alone all the time and feeling guilty of it all the time. Hopefully with the new puppy, Teddy won't feel so alone anymore and you can have fun without the guilt.

Keep us posted.


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Thank you. Yes, I feel so bad just thinking hes alone. When I go to school or work I know I have no choice, but when I go out I feel horrible.

That's why I take him to every possible place I can. He even traveled with us to Mexico this past summer. Some people don't understand that they are family. That's why I'm so glad I found this forum because people here understand the love I have for my baby.
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I think your dog would love another dog. I agree with you that 2 dogs are harder. I got my 2nd spoo 3 months ago and she is a handful, nothing like my first dog. I am thankful that she needed me and I feel good about giving her a new life, but I am not sure I would ever have two big dogs at the same time again. Life was simple with just me and Carley...
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wow that is one cheap groom you get his hair cut every time for that? or just a trim?
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Thats what I'm scared of. Teddy is so easy going. So obedient and not a trouble maker at all.

What if the other dog is the total opposite. I hope, when I do get the other dog, Teddy would be like a role model and she would be just like him.

This forum is what convinced me to actually really consider another dog. I just love seeing pictures of more than one poodle. They seem so happy with each other.
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wow that is one cheap groom you get his hair cut every time for that? or just a trim?
It includes haircut, nails, ears, and bath.

I know its cheap and hes amazing. I used to pay $50 before when I had another dog at other places then I found him and he would charge $25. That was like 4 years ago.

When I got Teddy and took him when he was 4 months the price was $35, which is still pretty good. Teddy is actually going tomorrow he desperately needs to go.
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It includes haircut, nails, ears, and bath.

I know its cheap and hes amazing. I used to pay $50 before when I had another dog at other places then I found him and he would charge $25. That was like 4 years ago.

When I got Teddy and took him when he was 4 months the price was $35, which is still pretty good. Teddy is actually going tomorrow he desperately needs to go.
i see i see yeah that is really good. we normally charge about $45 for a full body cut and $30 for a trim.

as far as getting a second dog yeah it can be a problem but it worth the work. i had lots of problems since my first dog i adopted and he was scared of other dogs took a while for him to get over it then he started marking everything....ive had lots of problems but Oliver had lots of problems to start with lol thats why i have him. Esther is starting obedience training this month i hope to fix some of her problems. she is very high strung and destructive. each dog is different and will have there own training problems. i still recommend a friend as long as you have time to train a new little one.
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