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Red face Beamer & Mango!!

Ok, Mango will be joining the family on the 17th of August. He will be almost 11 weeks old.

Alittle bit nervous here preparing fro Mango...

Shoudl they be kept in the same x-pen right from the start? (when we are not home) Or should we seperate them for a bit?
Also, should we get them used to sharing a crate? or should they have their own?

Any tips are VERY WELCOME!!!!

Pictures coming soon.....

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Ryan!
I'm so excited for you! Love that name, was thinking about that one too.
I don't think I can professionally answer your questions, but I guess you'll have to see, how they get along with each other. Some dogs like their own lil space and some like to cuddle at night.
As for the x-pen, I'd try to get them used to stay in one, cause I guess the whole point in getting a second dog -besides MHS, lol- is for the first one not to be alone anymore.
Hope someone else can provide more helpful tips.
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I didn't crate mine and they had the run of the house from day one. I know it's not for everybody, but it works for us. Kodi and Shelby got along great from day one, so I never had to separate them.

The only thing they don't do is sleep near each other. Shelby likes her space and will growl at Kodi if he gets too close when she is sleeping. They ususally pick a spot away from each other. Other than that, they are constantly together. I couldn't be of more help.


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Ryan - I have been waiting for this post!!!! I cant wait to see pictures. With each new addition to our house, the baby went in the pen, and the older dogs were outside. #1 I felt when we were not there it was just safer, expecially until you see how they are together with toys, food, treats, bones. etc. When we were home I would leave the pen open and let all of them check it out, but when it was just the little one, the door was closed. Once the baby outgrew the pen, then the pup was put just in a crate while we were gone, then once trusted for potty, they are all together. I liked the gradual thing cause I was sure no one was being bothered or hurt.
I also put my guys in seperate crates at night. Although they love to sleep together on the couch or floor, when its bedtime they want their own space. Also is one gets sick, its a lot easie to clean one than two!!! But you should do what you feel is best for your guys.
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I did everything the same as Laurie, better to be safe than sorry.

You must be so excited, I cant wait to see pictures and hear what Beamer thinks of Mango.

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Ok, Mango will be joining the family on the 17th of August. He will be almost 11 weeks old.

Alittle bit nervous here preparing fro Mango...

Shoudl they be kept in the same x-pen right from the start? (when we are not home) Or should we seperate them for a bit?
Also, should we get them used to sharing a crate? or should they have their own?
How exciting, Ryan!

In the very beginning, I would just recommend that you keep an eye on them when they are together to ensure that there aren't any problems. You probably won't have any problems, but you might as well make sure.

As for the crate part, I think it is nice for each dog to have his own, but mine like to share sometimes too.
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Wow, that is only 8 days away, you must be soooooo excited. Looking forward to the pictures.

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Ours were only 11 weeks apart in age and this is how we handled it. We introduced them to each other in a neutral location prior to taking Roxie home. We had 2 days where we watched how they behaved together before leaving them alone. When we left them alone, we put them in the same expen, but included a very small crate, that Roxie could get into, but Brutus could not do so comfortably. That way she had a place to hide if needed. Brutus was sleeping in our bed by the time we got Roxie, so we let that continue and Roxie slept in her crate by the side of the bed. This arrangement still continues.
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Ryan,
How exciting for you. I've been wondering when Mango woud be joining your family. Can't wait for the photos!!

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When we got Shelby, we had to drive upstate, so we made it an overnighter. We brought Kodi with us. When Shelby arrived, she took over. Kodi kept his distance for about an hour, then they were chasing each other around the room and wrestling. We had no problem when we got them home.


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