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Help and Advice will Dizzie be Jealous?

I really would love some help and advice from all you multiple Hav owners.This is my dilemor.Dizzie is a great little dog and we have a great relationship,so I don't want anything to spoil it.Do you think bringing a new Hav puppy into the home will enhance things or upset the apple cart?My DH is happy to have a new puppy but he thinks Dizzie is happy as thing are,and that he might not like a new arrival.Please give us your opinions.Thanks from Clare.

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Daisy seemed very happy with the status quo...but we added Beau about a year ago. She "mothered" him from the start and they play together all the time. They like to be together - but also like the chance to go somewhere with one of us alone. They both sit with us on the couch - one by me and the other by my husband. For us, the best part is we have peace of mind knowing they keep each other company when we go out without them. They curl up on the couch together......

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Really, it depends on Dizzie's personality.

Roscoe is very loving, not territorial or possessive at all. He LOVES to play with the younger puppies at the dog park, so because of his personality, I knew he would not be jealous or put off when Stella came home. I have always made a point of acknowledging Roscoe first - in the morning, he gets out of his crate first. When I come home, I greet him first, etc. so that he does not feel as though his position of "top dog" is threatened. Every now and then, he will have a bratty moment when I am with Stella and he just comes and knocks her over or whatever. Obviously a little jealous there. But overall, it has been a wonderful decision to add Stella to our family, and I'm very, very glad they have each other.

I guess what I'm saying is that it's great to have two dogs, and it could also be a disaster to have two dogs. You just need to choose personalities VERY carefully!

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In our case Rufus was happy to be the only Hav and had a great life with us. When he was one we brought home Marley. He thought we brought home the best new toy ever! He loved Marley and he still loved us just as much. You relationship won't change with Dizzie. It just gets bigger, fuller..Does that make sense?
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Clare, I agree it depends on Dizzie and his personality, but even more importantly, it depends on you and your family. Once you are very sure about adding another Hav, you will be confident and better able to handle any issues that might crop up.

There is much advice on here as to how best to introduce a puppy to the family, but if you are unsure, worried, or fearful when you start, then you may well set yourself up for things to go wrong before they go well.

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