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    Quote Originally Posted by jewly70 View Post
    but so many people that I talk to have made so many negative comments about having 2 puppies at once and it's really put a dampner on it all for me.
    Geez! Why do you care!?!? If it works for you... it's none of their business! Yes, raising two pups at the same time is bloody hard and time consuming, but as I said - if it works for you, and you find it joyous and fulfilling for yourself, and of course for pups, that's fine!

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    Jewly, never mind what others think! You have them now and nothing will change that. Are they content together? Are you coping with the workload of caring for the two? Then I wouldn't worry if I were you. If you don't complain, no one will pay attention and give you negative comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    Geez! Why do you care!?!? If it works for you... it's none of their business! Yes, raising two pups at the same time is bloody hard and time consuming, but as I said - if it works for you, and you find it joyous and fulfilling for yourself, and of course for pups, that's fine!
    Yep, what Fedra said.
    To be honest I've never ever really understood all the *gasp shock horror* at having two pups at one.

    If all is well,smile and walk away.
    You are the one that is happy,they are left feeling deflated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jewly70 View Post
    Thanks for the offer, but I actually live in Brisbane, so Melbourne's a bit far to go for a playdate..lol
    You live in the suburb I grew up in Mum still lives there...nice area hey!

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    I have to admit, I have been negative toward my ex sis in-law for getting 2 pups...only because I knew she had no idea whatsoever!
    She has 2 terminally ill kids who require meds 24/7 and physio treatment twice a day each..she had NO money to get them desexed...no idea how to toilet train her own kids...let alone the pups who dirtied the house all the time (mind you, the kids are ment to live in a hyginic enviroment)...arghh, I could go on

    Anyway...she ended up giving them both away...they were 5 yrs old, locked outside and forgotten about, hair matted and both still not desexed.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    Well yes Ozey,but that is a different issue.
    I too have advised against it,but a responsible dog owner who know what they are doing or at least have enough good sense to want to learn and know when to ask ...well....who are we to jump up and down and say "No! Dont it!"

    Even some first time owners have enough savvy to cope.
    I just dont get the whole 'hoohaa' thing over it. I mean 'god forbid' should you mention you are getting two pups together

    What about those of us that have litters and those that show or breed and often have upto 4 pups running on?
    Why dont we scream at them? Because they are Breeders?

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    I consider myself a dog savvy person and no way in hell would I get two puppies at the same time. It would make them more difficult to train, it would create a stronger bond between the dogs than I could have with the dogs and it would be an all consuming job. I think it is out and out nuts to get two puppies, especially from the same litter. Saying that - do as you please - I am entitled to my opinion and you are entitled to buy two puppies or four or six or 20. If it works for you - grand! It would never work for me.

    I almost considered it in regards to getting male and female gsd pups with different lines for showing and potentially breeding - soon as the thought came into my head so did a little voice which said "are you completely barkers?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    Jewly, never mind what others think! You have them now and nothing will change that. Are they content together? Are you coping with the workload of caring for the two? Then I wouldn't worry if I were you. If you don't complain, no one will pay attention and give you negative comments.
    They are starting to be great mates and they love playing together although Benson can be a bit rough at times but Molly always goes back for more, so it can't be too bad.

    I'm finding the workload fine, cause it's not much more work having one, than having two. Benson has been going to puppy school and is breezing through it so training him won't be hard and now I know what to do with Molly, so I won't be putting her into puppy school so I'll have that time on a Sunday that I'd normally spend there, to put into them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    You live in the suburb I grew up in Mum still lives there...nice area hey!
    Yeah it is a nice area to live and I work in Cleveland so I spend a lot of my time in the Redlands area as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    I have to admit, I have been negative toward my ex sis in-law for getting 2 pups...only because I knew she had no idea whatsoever!
    She has 2 terminally ill kids who require meds 24/7 and physio treatment twice a day each..she had NO money to get them desexed...no idea how to toilet train her own kids...let alone the pups who dirtied the house all the time (mind you, the kids are ment to live in a hyginic enviroment)...arghh, I could go on

    Anyway...she ended up giving them both away...they were 5 yrs old, locked outside and forgotten about, hair matted and both still not desexed.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Under those circumstances, I would think it was a bad idea to take on any further responsibility as well.

    My dogs are well cared for and have all their vet needs taken care of as well as their grooming, feeding needs etc. I do have a son, but he's almost 17 and working full-time so he's pretty much off my hands these days and I have plenty of time to devote to my little dogs.

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