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Hello!
I am new to the forum and I currently have a 4 month old female black havanese named Norah and I love her to death. My breeder had a new litter about a week ago and we have a white male on hold for us. (We are pretty positive we will be purchasing him.)
My question is what will I need? Norah is crate trained and she has a large crate for a havanese because she never soiled where she slept. Will the two sleep in there together or should I purchase another one? I have a large gated in area that they should be fine in together as well. Do I need another set of food bowls? Should they each have their own peepee pad station? (We have 4 but are currently only using one) I know we'll need double the food, pads, treats, and of course, toys. http://www.havaneseforum.com/images/...lies/pound.gif
I am extremely excited for the new puppy to come (end of January/early February) but I want to be as prepared as possible. ANy suggestions would be great. Thanks,

p.s. sorry for such a long post
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 01:04 PM
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Jackllyn--Welcome to the forum and congratulations on getting a 2nd puppy. I would suggest getting a 2nd crate for your new puppy. We have at least member to this forum who crate her 2 together, but her 2nd pup was older when she got them.

We use 2 food bowls, but one water dish. My oldest was potty trained to the outside so I didn't use an extra pee pad.

Please post pictures of Norah and your soon to be little boy.
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Hi! I'm new too and totally sick with MHS. I have a 5 mo old little parti girl and am getting a little silver sable boy from my breeder the second week of January. I too am trying to prepare for two! I plan on two crates (but mine are small -- the "right" size pet taxi kind for a 10ish lb hav). I was going to use the same water/food dish since I feed Bonnie with a puzzle toy now. And, gosh, she has so many toys that are duplicates or she doesn't use that I wasn't going to purchase more. Bonnie's also potty trained to go outside so I plan on doing the same for my little boy, but I have the pee pee pads ready for training -- he'll be 10 weeks when we get him. I have an ex pen for Bonnie, but she'll be 6 months when he arrives, so I plan on allowing her a little more roam of the kithen/family room while little man stays in the ex pen. Actually, she's getting QUITE strong and skilled at moving the ex pen around from jumping on the inside, so it's kind of silly putting her in there.
Good luck! I am worried about the multiple dog thing: will they get along OK? (breeder thinks Bonnie will be more dominant) Will I be able to walk two and not look silly? Will Bonnie regress as far as housetraining? Will my parents and inlaws ever forgive me for becoming dog-crazy??? And who cares anyway? Blah,blah,blah... LOL

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Wesley is 5 months now and I sSOOO badly want another(except for the potty training in the winter thing!) I would love to do a rescue this time but they charge just as much as getting one from a breeder and I cannot find one who will adopt to me with younger kids! Our animal control here in town had one up for adoption shortly after we got Wes and I so badly wanted her(they would have been roughly the same age), but the thought of potty training 2 was more then I could deal with. Also not sure if i want 2 of this breed, if one is this crafty and smart, what would it be like with 2....
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Welcome guys!!! As you can see I have three, and they all have their own crates. That is their own safe place, and all three sleep in their crates at night. Glad you could join us yakkers.

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Thanks for all of your replies. Norah is potty-trained to go outdoors most of the time but she goes on the pads at night and when we are not home since we dont have a fenced in yard. The snow does get pretty deep here but we keep a patch of grass shoveled for Norah. Purchasing two of any of these things isn't an issue as the husband's on board but I want to make sure I do everything right haha. For those of you who have two, do they share brushes or is that insanitary? Thank you for all of your input
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Hi Jacklyn and to the forum.

Both puppies can share the combs and brushes, all mine do and so does the cat - no problems at all. They all share a water bowl and have their own food bowls and their own beds. Bugsy sleeps in his crate at night, Brandy's crate is always open and she can go in as she pleases. Romeo is never crated, except when absolutely necessary.

I am not sure if anyone mentnioned, but we love, love, love pictures on this forum. So you must post Norah's and the new puppy's (as soon as you get any of his from the breeder).

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I have just started grooming my three and they share combs, brushes etc etc, that should be ok.. They all share a water bowl, toys, and Mommy! They have their own food bowls, crates, collars. Thats about it. They do love to share most things.

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I just got my second havanese dog and what I would do is suggest that each dog should have his own stuff. His own crate, food dishes (avoids fights over food) toys, bed. They will share in time, but at first it helps if they have their own stuff. Probably pee pad area also.....I don't know on that my Missy is really picky about her pee pads...pee in one area poop in another must have clean pads.
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I have two. They use the same water bowl, but two separate bowls for food.
They are not crated, so I can't help you there. The only thing I can say is that anyone I know with multiple dogs, has a crate for each dog.

I keep 2 pee pads down, one in the kitchen and one in the den. This is because Shelby will not use the one in the kitchen. Kodi will use both.

Good luck and can't wait for pictures of the new pup.


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