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Hi am new to this forum.
I own a three year old brown standard poodle. We love him and have the opportunity to get another one. He seems lonely and I thought this would help.
We also have two children, 10 and 13. Do you think a new dog would help with our dogs boredom?? He is played with and gets walks everyday, but he loves to play with other dogs. Do you think a new dog would make my life easier or harder??
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What I want to know is how you waited 3 years for another heck mine was 5 months old and I got another. Get him a buddy he will love it and so will you.
I groom myself and though they don't look profesional I get comments on how nice they look. Save money there I feed good food and work part time so that i can do that and do training and buy them anything they wish for lOL.
Honestly you will wonder how you lived without 2 all these years.
 

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It depends...you need to find the right poodle for YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. We got Casey as a buddy for Daisy and they only really play with each other outside...looking back I think Daisy could take her or leave her. Casey has brought great joy to my 2 youngest...the couple we got her from called last week to see about getting her back...we said NO of course.

I have seen people say that they are placing one of their standards becuase they have 2 or more and they are not getting along. I personally think its lack of training and favoring one dog over the other that cuases the REAL problems...not that one of the dogs is a "bad dog."

I would encourage you to find someone willing to let you bring the other dog along (unless you are going to look at young pups with fragile immune systems, of course) to see how they like each other! That way if they do get along then there are less worries...if they don't get along then you can know that and be ready for training or pass on that certain dog.

Good luck...I don't know how you waited either! LOL
 

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My poodles are happy as long as they are with me. But I feel they still need a buddy to play with, mine absolutely enjoy the company of eachother. Poodles are like chocolates, you cant stop at just one
 

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I agree. Two is better then one. My boy Eli enjoy's the company of another Poodle. However, I would reconsider getting two at the same age if posssible. Sometimes dogs that grow up together get waaay to attached Then later you cannot seperate one with out them whining and crying and they feel that need to constantly have the other dog.

I would get one and maybe 6 months later get another. Just my thought's.
 

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Kudo's to you Jen!

I agree. Two is better then one. My boy Eli enjoy's the company of another Poodle. However, I would reconsider getting two at the same age if posssible. Sometimes dogs that grow up together get waaay to attached Then later you cannot seperate one with out them whining and crying and they feel that need to constantly have the other dog.

I would get one and maybe 6 months later get another. Just my thought's.
That is probably the best advice on general dog ownership that I've seen posted on this forum.

Trainers have a name for that, it's called sibling syndrome. Dogs that are litter mates or who are brought into the home as puppies at the same time and grow up together do tend to get to attached to eachother. On top of that usually there is one dog of the pair that is confident and well adjusted and one dog who is shy and almost dependant on the other. It can be a major problem sometimes.
 

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Okay so here is my question (to make sure I'm understanding this correctly) Wriggs is 6 months - so how long are you suggesting we wait until we bring a new one in? (Because there is a little girl I REALLY want - she would be ready mid - end of March. Is that too soon? We got Wriggs at 8 weeks in October). Or should I wait until next year around this time?
PS - Hubby isn't going for the little girl right now, so I still have my work cut out for me even if you guys think it would work...:shot:
 

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I agree with Wonderpup - I like to have my dogs on "the five year plan". I show my dogs, so like to get one every five years. That way, I may have a puppy, a five year old, a ten year old and possibly a 15 year old. My puppy will have individual time for training and growing up and my geriatric will have some individual time too. It's awful to say, but you don't want all your dogs being geriatric together and losing a whole houseful of dogs at the same time. I know a couple people that have had that happen and it's heartbreaking (and it can be very expensive if a lot of vet care is involved).

That being said, I have to admit I do have a pair of littermates. Frank came to us as a puppy and then Betty came (just to stay the winter - yeah right!) at two years old. It is not ideal and I know I am probably in for some heartbreak down the road when they are older. They do enjoy each other very much, but don't have sibling syndrome. I told their breeder (when she asked when I wanted another puppy), that essentially, Betty had taken the spot that the next puppy would have taken and now I would be waiting until they were 7-8 years old before getting another puppy.

Hope that makes sense.
 

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I think once you get past the intitial phase of bonding and training it's ok to bring a new dog in if you're planning to have two.

AgilityIG has a good point, but I notice that in our household our dog's tend to pair off and have a buddy. Thats one reason that no matter how many dogs we have at any given time I like to have an even number, so everyone has a buddy to snuggle with. But maybe my dogs are just weird. LoL ??

At any rate, Hubby and I are about to find out the joys of having a second spoo... I'll keep ya posted on how that turns out :)
 

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I think once you get past the intitial phase of bonding and training it's ok to bring a new dog in if you're planning to have two.

AgilityIG has a good point, but I notice that in our household our dog's tend to pair off and have a buddy. Thats one reason that no matter how many dogs we have at any given time I like to have an even number, so everyone has a buddy to snuggle with. But maybe my dogs are just weird. LoL ??

At any rate, Hubby and I are about to find out the joys of having a second spoo... I'll keep ya posted on how that turns out :)
Wonder...how dare you keep us in suspense! LOL
 

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Who, when, what color!?!?! Details girl details! (Oh and did you have to work hard to convince hubby? 'Cause mine is being difficult)
 

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Okay.... deposits down and now you need to tell us what she/he looks like? How old? Etc....

Your not being very nice Wonderpup! lol
 
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