Im kinda new here, been lurking about for a wee while. I was looking for some advice and tips on getting a new puppy.
My pug is currently 8 months old, he is a boy pug. The lady we got him from is due a new litter in the next few weeks and we thought it would be goood to get Mick a wee companion.
I was looking for advice on if getting a girl pug was a good idea, obv not to breed them as they are related. But as a ageneral would he try attack her etc. Or if getting a boy would be better, though I would of thought they would maybe fight more?!
And if we did get a new puppy how do you house train them without the other dog maybe picking up the habit again of weeing inside etc.
or, should we possibly wait a bit longer before getting another puppy? Mick would be about 10 months by the time the new one was ready to leave it's mum.
Any advice would be much appriciated,
Gemma & wee mick
I would neuter Mick if you're not breeding him to the new dog. I would also spay the female.........as a female in heat can drive even a neutered male crazy.
If you plan on breeding him....wait to get something you can use to breed him with....unless he's shown...others won't use him!
Male and female generally get along better than two of the same sex....
Personally I would wait a bit longer and work more on the training of your current pug. It's much easier to train the new pup, when the older one is already well trained. A male/female combo is a good choice, but two neutered males will probably do well together too....it's your decision though so go with your gut.
Christa, Mom to Toby & Kelsey
missing Riley and Roxy, who are at the bridge
and my precious Bella 11-2-07 - 05-6-12
Hmmmmm, well I have a 10 month old boy and a 8 month old girl. I brought the girl in two months after the boy. I definitely had to watch him with her as he was bigger and he was definitely very rough. She yelped a lot. I also had to feed them separately and still do.
It was rough and is still high maintenance. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Breeders told me it would be easier because my boy was so needy. I swear, they both look at me like they are bored and want me to play ALL the time.
BUT, three months of constant care, nurturing, training, etc... and I have to say, they are pretty good. I can only imagine what they will be like as adults. (I keep telling my husband that).
I don't regret having two young puppies together. It's the perfect time of year for potty training too. I personally have both crate trained. They are so scheduled that if they don't have a nap because of other obligations, or vet visits, it's like they are over tired children.
Either way, know what you are getting into. it will probably throw off your boy for a little but things will calm eventually. I love having a boy and girl and love how different their personalities are.
Good luck and let us know what you do/did.
May we all be kind and full of love