"Just recently brought in a second doodle and it’s been a bit “ruff”.
Our first is now 12 and the puppy has been a bit too active for her taste. Literally hops over her, back and forth as she’s trying to eat.
"I wondered the same thing once, would my 18 month old doodle like some company? I probably even discussed it on DK at the time. I remember the advice being to not get another doodle solely for the benefit of my first doodle, only get one if my human…"
"I agree that a 3-5 year age gap is probably best. Murphy and Tigger were ten months apart and no problem. But my children were grown, I only worked parttime and I live in Southern California had a pool in my backyard. That pool was…"
"Yeah I want 2 dogs but 2nd one when Riley is about 5 years old. She will be well trained and settled down then so she can show new pup the ropes. Our new baby will be old enough then to understand how to behave around a puppy."
"I agree with Stacy; it's best to have the first one fairly well trained before bringing in another pup. That way, the older dog does a lot of the puppy training for you. On the other hand, if the first one isn't trained very well and has…"
"Oh, I'm sure your little one would love having a friend. Personally, I like to spread them out a little bit more than what you're talking about - mine are 5 years, 3 years, and 8 months, but more than one is great. I just like the first to…"