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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys.. I'm new to the forum & thought maybe you could offer some advice.

We got 2 pups from the same liter - one 2 months ago & the 2nd one, yesterday. They are both 5mths... They are playing but both trying to figure out which is the alpha. They've been in 2 fights so far...

My question is do we leave them in the same room while we go to church or run errands?

All suggestions/advice are welcome!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 11:40 AM
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I am not sure what you mean by "fights," but with the limited information, I would keep them separated when you are not at home for now. Better safe than sorry. Are they both males? How were they intorduced? Had they seen each other since you brought #1 home? What made you get #2? What is #1's personality like?
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Hi Kasey, I too would vote better safe than sorry while you are not home to monitor. But two puppies the same age (or even different ages) are going to wrestle. My boys roll and tumble and mouth each other almost all the time. there are yips and play growls and whines--- But no one has been hurt. They also take turns humping each other which we try to discourage. I have been told,(when I also had the same question) if they both keep coming back for more it is just play- if either one of them runs away or sulks it is a problem. Welcome to the forum. Pictures of your two 5 month olds please!!!!! And what are their names.




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How hard are they fighting? If you are just hearing a lot of "noise", it's probably just normal puppy play. You should see mine when they fight - mouthing, barking, growling - but neither one gives in. It can go on for 15 mins until they tire themselves out. I have never heard either of them cry out in pain. That is when I would put a stop to it.

If you have any doubts, I would separate them when they are alone. However, they will have to learn to get along sooner or later.


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Thanks guys. I should have given you more info but we were going to church & I was freaking out. Their names are Harry (our 1st pup) & our new little guy is Gabie (aka Macho Man). They are brothers but Gabie is bigger than Harry. We drove 2 hrs to get him & they met in a park. The ride home was fine- Harry got territorial so we separated them. When we got home Gabie wanted all the food & growled- then the fight was on! Then before bed time they were playing & for some reason, the fight was on again!

I did talk to my breeder & she said to put them together... I did leave them together during church & they both seem to be getting along now.

We bought Gabie so Harry would have a play mate while we are at work....not to mention how much joy/love we have for Harry & wanted another- kind of in sane?! BTW- either me or my husband come home for the day at lunch.

I will get some pictures on here soon- I just bought a new camera & haven't installed the software.

Really like this forum...lots of good info! We are 1st time pet owners & loving every minute!!
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Welcome, Casey, Harry, and Gabie. I also bought the 2nd Hav to keep #1 from getting too lonely while we are at work, but they are from 2 different breeders. You will find there are several of us with multiple Havs.

Please post pictures soon. We are an impatient group when it comes to waiting for pictures.
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Welcome to the forum - I woul bet that they are ok together and just need time to work out who' the boss. When they fight, do you hear either crying or yelping??

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Welcome to the forum, Kasey.

This forum really is a nice place, but not only is it friendly; it is very functional too. Every topic seems to be available, and while there is a lot of information in the archives (viewable through the search feature), you will probably get a lot of new insight if you choose to post a question that has already been asked.

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your two boys.

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to the forum Kasey,

It seems that the boys just need a little time to get used to one another. They are going to be the best of friends before you know it. We look forward to seeing the pics of your fur babies.

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