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Just wondering if anybody has had a baby and gotten a new pup at the same time? It is total craziness? :D
 

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DAVID TEXAS 6 mos & MADDIE 7 wks ...PRACTICING CONTROL AT THE LINE



THE FAMILY TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE CHOC. DOG WILL GRAZE ON GOOSE P...

I think the key is waiting until this six month period so they can feed, wash kennels and throw birds while you train the puppy. YA RIGHT!
 

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Yep, when my son was 6 weeks old, we had a litter of 7 puppies, talk about going nuts, which I didn't have far to go anyway. We made it and now my son is 2 1/2 years old now and we have another litter of 7 pups and he is great with them and the Mama Dog lets him get in the whelping box with her and the pups and has since the day the pups were born. Talk about socializing a litter, my little boy is great at it.

It will get better.

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I am 3 days into an eight week old puppy and a 28 month old toddler. I have to say neither one of them come when called very well.
 

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I have a 26 month old and I am due in July. Now would you still add a puppy to the mix? :lol:
 

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Boondux said:
I have a 26 month old and I am due in July. Now would you still add a puppy to the mix? :lol:
No
 

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We have a four month old and will be getting a new puppy in a month or two. :shock:
 

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I did it once and I really think it will remain only once. The day I brought my wife and child home from the hospital I had an 9 week old pup and a 3yo bLM.

I swear I was loosing my mind but it did get better, now it is just a distant memory.

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It makes it fun, but getting time to train is hectic.

Two cats, three dogs ( back puppy 12 wks, choc 11 mos. yellow 15 mos., a 7 month old, a 2nd shift pharmacist wife and myself a small
business owner.

All for .50 cent ribbons....great fun!

 

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I did it with Kate. There is one (and only one) key factor. Having a wife that is completely cool and understanding. If you have that, it's no problem. if you don't, well.........................
 

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I'm the wife. I do my training during the day and bring my two year old son along because I am a stay-at-home-mom.

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Boondux said:
I have a 26 month old and I am due in July. Now would you still add a puppy to the mix? :lol:
I generally advise the general public to avoid having a baby/toddler in diapers and a new puppy. The puppy requires as much time as the baby and will frequently not get the attention needed to develop into a good dog.

?A field training household may be different than your average pet owner, but one must realize the amount of time a new puppy (and new baby) need.
 

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This is a situation only you can say for sure what you can deal with. I took my daughter out with me training, and let her sit in a stroller. It can be totally nuts at times. I think you can do it. good luck, Maria
 

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I just went through helping raise a litter at the beginning of this pregnancy. I know the potty/behavior training will take a lot of work. I agree that a puppy takes as much time as a baby. Local training groups(field/obedience) are my sanity and I spend 1-2 days a week at classes/training. I haven't made a decision one way or another yet - thanks for all the input!

Carrie
 
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