Join Date: Aug 2012
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You may want to make an effort to have them sleep separately and spend time with you separately so that the younger puppy doesn't bond more closely to Benny than to you. You will need to housetrain the new puppy and will need to provide training for house and other manners to both puppies so that when grown each puppy will be a well-behaved adult dog. You wouldn't want them so bonded to each other that they would prefer interaction with each other to the exclusion of interacting with the human members of your family. When you have a multi-dog household, you have to be intentional about spending time with each of the dogs individually without the other dogs present. Our household has typically included 3 or 4 dogs though usually seperated by at least a year and a half in order that each dog gets the training it needs to behave as we expect it to. Dogs learn from each other - both "good" and "bad" behaviors. Benny, at 5 months, will still have a lot of maturing to do.