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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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For those that have added 2nd Hav's!

As Mossimo slowly approaches 2, we are getting down to business on our thoughts about making a second addition to our family. In natural worry fashion like I do, I am terrified that Mossimo will be upset/depressed/feeling like we ditched him/ if we add another dog to the family? What if they donít get along? What is your experience when 1 dog is caged and the other roams free?

What are your 1st pups reaction when you added a second one?

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Having a second one is wonderful. We got ours closer together (about 3-4) months apart, so the getting a long wasn't an issue. That said, you should be able to maybe let him visit with the new puppy prior to making your final decision, depending on how the owner feels about that (i.e. young pups, don't have immune system built up yet, etc.).

I'd also just look to how Mossimo has been with other dogs to this point? Does he love playing with other dogs? Is he really high energy? So them maybe a lower energy dog would be a good fit, etc.

In our case, our first one was pretty shy, so I wanted our second to be bolder. It has worked out great. Whenever she isn't sure of a situation, he leads the way and she follows. They play together all the time and I think they truly enjoying having the other around.

You mentioned about having one crated and the other free. That has not been an issue for us. My older one has been litterbox trained pretty much from day 1. Our boy never was interested in the box, so he is crate trained. He isn't a year yet and has been quite the potty training challenge, but he is so much better now. But - I do keep him crated if I'm not home or if he didn't "go" when I put him out and then try again a little later. It's never been a problem, because that's what we did with him from the beginning. No ex-pen - but I have baby gates setup so he can have 1 room or 2 rooms to run in, etc.

The other dog just takes a nap when he's crated or sits on top of his crate with a toy until I let him out..lol

Best of luck in your decision. I have to say, we love having two and can't imagine what our lives would be like if they weren't both here. I just keep trying to stifle the urge for another some day...






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I loved having 2. Bella immediately liked Fred the second they met. I think you have to be sure to get the right temperament. Bella is the alpha and Fred knew his place. He is very passive. When I got my 3rd, Fred ignored Scudder for 2 weeks. Bella is still warming up to him and it's been 8.5 years! Truth be told, they love each other





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Well, we are visiting with the Kings at the moment, and Kodi joined in with all the others like they spent every day together. He's having a wonderfyl time playing with them!


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We got Griffin when Ginny was 14 months (they are exactly one year apart).
They were best friends within 2 days!
They have been together now for almost a year and are still BFFs.
We love having two!
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We adopted an adult dog about 2 months ago. Riley will be 3 soon and Reo is 2 and a half. There was an adjustment period. Initially, I did feel like I let Riley down and I do think he was a little put-out at first. Reo is from a rescue so there were some issues to deal with and I gave him a lot of attention.

Fast forward to today and everything is going great. They are great friends and play all the time. Reo is a cuddler and cuddles up to Riley when they sleep. Riley has learned to put up with that. I do give Riley special attention when I can. Reo is used to being confined and doesn't seem to mind it when he is confined and Riley is not.

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Scout was 16 months old when we added nine week old Truffles this Dec. Scout is fascinated with Truffles. They are never apart and sleep next to each other. Occasionally when Scout feels Truffles is getting a little too much attention, he gives us a paw or nose nudge It's nonstop play here!
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Thanks Everyone, the positive feedback has made me feel really good!

I wonder, has anyone had a bad experience?
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No bad experience, but we made sure that we were watching them play at all times. They played like they were the same size. The puppy was 3lbs and Scout 15lbs. I still watch when they are running around the house. Even though Truffles is still a little thing, she is definitely the boss and Scout knows it It's alot of work in the beginning, but they bring so much joy too.
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I have never owned 2 dogs, but my sister had 2 Shelties that were about 2 years apart, and my sister only has only one bad thing to say about owning 2 dogs. "Twice the hair!"

Shelties shed so she was constantly working to keep up with the shedding With a Havanese, you won't have that issue, but you will have twice the work/cost in grooming.
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