Lots of people get more than one puppy from the start, but for me that would be way to much to deal with. I would want the first puppy to be reliably obedience trained before bringing in another. But that's just for me, I'm sure some people would say training 2 at the same time wasn't that much more work and alot of people don't train at all. Of course that's an altogether different topic I can't live with a dog that doesn't listen and behave well, that slot is already taken by the kids. LOL!