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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Totally disagree but this is only my point of view from my own experience.
    I have also never seen other litter mates that have these problems when brought up together.

    I have the mother and 2 of the pups.
    The pups were toilet trained together but otherwise yes, separate training is needed.

    I had no problems at all about them bonding more with each other more than me. I am at home 24/7 mostly not out working. Now they are nearly 2 years old another of their litter mates is back with me.

    I think it is all going to depend on your tolerance of puppy destruction and lots of messes until they are toilet trained in the way you want them to be if it will work for you or not.

    Do you also have a plan B in mind for when you are away overnight or away on holidays?
    I am not saying it happens with all pups who grow up together. I am saying it can happen and it is best to take steps to stop it from happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSpuppy View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. Yes they are littermates. And Mitte, did you get Kuro from Kouzoku? because that is where I'm getting my two pups from. I was just wondering, how do you know when the pups need to go to the toilet? I've heard from Tim that his pups are already toilet trained, so would the pups just bug you if it needs to go to the toilet?
    They will probably have to get used to the new routine. I don't know what they are used to at the breeder's. They may have a doggy door for example.

    I suppose the best thing to do is to take them out at very regular intervals in the first week to avoid any accidents. And praise them heaps for doing their business outside. Once they know where they are supposed to go, they'll probably start telling you by going to the door or something. Depends a bit on the dog. When my back door is closed at night, my dog will come stand with her front paws on the bed and hover over me when I'm asleep. Which is an improvement on her jumping on top of me, which is what she did at first!

    Once you've been training your pup/s, you can even teach them to use a bell when they need to go out, if you want to.

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    Puppies need to be toileted every couple of hours and also after sleeping, after eating as well.

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    I agree with you Di_dee1. This all depend upon your tolerance and your affection to pets. They will do as you say if you give them enough love. Still there are some things that to be avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSpuppy View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. Yes they are littermates. And Mitte, did you get Kuro from Kouzoku? because that is where I'm getting my two pups from. I was just wondering, how do you know when the pups need to go to the toilet? I've heard from Tim that his pups are already toilet trained, so would the pups just bug you if it needs to go to the toilet?
    Tim does teach the pups the basics for toileting, but your new surroundings will confuse them and training will need to be continued.. Depending on the individual pup, they may have a way of telling you or may not, but remember , as young pups, they will need to go almost as soon as the urge to toilet comes. As they get older, they learn to hold on. At the minimum, they will need to be taken to the toilet every 1 to 2 hours ( not when asleep but as soon as they wake ), preferably separately.. It is a learned behavior that takes time to master. Buy them teething toys as they will need to chew to aid in the process of teething.

    Kuro is a Kouzoku dog. He was very good at toileting from day one.. Kirrica was a bit of a worry and took about 6 months to train before she was 100%..

    My worry with you is that having litter mates, they are most likely going to put play before toilet which will make it harder to train them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSpuppy View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. Yes they are littermates. And Mitte, did you get Kuro from Kouzoku? because that is where I'm getting my two pups from. I was just wondering, how do you know when the pups need to go to the toilet? I've heard from Tim that his pups are already toilet trained, so would the pups just bug you if it needs to go to the toilet?
    No you will still need to put in a lot of effort toilet training wise, its not something many puppies just 'pick up'. The breeder can start it but you will need to do most of the work. I know someone who got a dog from that person and she was pretty unreliable toilet training wise still. Depends on the dog.

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    I toilet trained 2 litter mates together. We have a word. I would take them out at the same time. The male took a bit longer than the female. I was at home though. I would think it would take far longer if they were in a crate all day while you worked for them to understand.

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    I am with K&P, I personally wouldn't get littermates. They can become very dependant on them. I know someone that got littermates and ended up having to rehome one of the girls. One pup was quite friendly and outgoing and the other became very withdrawn and dependant on her sister. She was rehomed and is now just as outgoing as her sister.

    However, as also stated, this isnt going to happen to every set of littermates, but perhaps google "littermate syndrome" just so you know what "might" happen.

    Ideally, if you are going to get 2, then I would spend time with each of them individually whether it is walks, training, play time or a combination of all. And I would perhaps separate them for some short periods.

    This can also apply to pups not from the same litter but very close in age.

    2 pups is fun...twice the destruction but twice as many laughs I reckon.

    Good luck

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    I disagree. Unless you are experienced, I wouldnt take on littermates. Seen a few people fail miserably in the JS breed when they have chosen to do that. There could be issues later on with dogs not getting along as well. I don't consider a breeder to be responsible if they sell littermates to your average pet owner.....someone with years of experience maybe. Just enjoy one pup at a time and when you feel like they are trained to a level you are happy with, then get another.

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    Is there a reason why you are getting two? Or more specifically two from the same litter?

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