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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2006, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Should I get Minx a friend?

As some of you know i have recently become the rpoud owner of a 13 week old Staffordshire bull Terrier. I am currently debating whether or not to get her a playmante. I am due to be moving house soon so will have more room and obviously I am looking for something of roughly the same age and size. Do you think this is a god idea? something to keep her company while we are out and to play with. Any ideas or feedback would be helpful. Thankyou
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2006, 07:04 PM
 
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I think it would be really tough to have two puppies to train and house train at the same time. I know people have done it before, but it's very hard and time consuming. What about waiting a bit more, like a year or two, until your current dog has his manners down pat? That way, the new puppy could learn not only from you, but also from your obedient dog...
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Mirra was 10 months old and had already graduated from obedience school when I got Sydnee. Let me tell you, I have my hands FULL! I don't know if Staffies are less stubborn then Bull Terriers, but I think you should wait a little longer, but that's just my opinion. There are others here that have had 2 young pups are did just fine with the situation. I think the decision is totally up to you. Take into account the fact that 2 pups equals twice the vet costs for shots, spaying/neutering, food, collars (because they grow out of them pretty quickly when they're young), 2 crates (if you use them), twice the clean up, ect.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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well i think its been decided that we are gonna wait, mainly because of the lack of space we have, we dont really haver enough for two puppys, so maybe in a year or two when we have a bogger house another dog will be more feasable
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I have two puppies, and while it isn't as hard as people thought it would be it still is no cake walk. I would think waiting would be best unless you are extremely good with dogs. I am a dog person, and always have been. These two have defiantely challenged me.
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