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I am getting another doodle soon. I was just thinking of all the things that change. I can only think of vet bills(x2),heartworm meds(x2),dog food(x2), walk(add one), More socks go missing, training(two dogs not just one), Kisses(more from two dogs.), more poop in the backyard(yucky-but not a big deal).......(can you all think of something I am missing?!?!)
 

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More cuddles, more love, more fun. more silly antics, and your very own MMA fight in your living room.

The one major concern we had was if an emergeny were to happen could us, and the doodles get in a car and drive somewhere. 2 doodles are easy to transprt in a car (with 2 adults and a baby), 3 would require something larger, which is the only reason we dont have 3 doods. the more the merrier.
 

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I think you got it! We have had 2 for almost a week now, and it is a blast!!! Doing everything the same with 2 as we did with 1, but at the end of the day, they are WAY more tired!

We are going to start one on one training, because training 2 puppies at once is not happenin'! So this will add a bit of extra time, but not much!

Your will LOVE it!

 

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2 Doodles = worn out doodles and we all know a TIRED DOODLE is a really GOOD doodle hahahaaaaaaa

two doodles also mean if they're puppies still they are less mouthy with humans, they play tug of war with each other, do the stare and pounce game, have teeth clicking wars along with doodle pose contests and conducting snow angels contests on teh floor

they also share toys, food, and SHARE "borrowed" dirty socks :wink:
Walmart has good prices on replacement socks :wink:

YOu also get twice the amount of comedy......the poop duty isn't bad.

OH with 2 doodles they do like to hog blankets on your bed or lie on each side of you , tucking you in tightly for the night hahhahahhaaa

OH when something is chewed, missing or simply vanished
you NOW can play the WHO DUNNIT Game as when you have ONE
doodle YOu KNOW who did it

lastly, two doodles = twice the love :D
 

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I'm certainly not an expert, we've only been double doodled for 3 weeks now, but I agree with the comments above. I was nervous that I wouldn't get as much one on one "Mommy Time" with Uma becuase she'd be too into the puppy, but I still get plenty of love. I don't have to play endless fetch every night because the grils play with each other until exhaustion sets in and they turn into a giant mass of blone hair.

When are you expecting the new pup? How old will Cacao be?
 

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KGarro said:
I'm certainly not an expert, we've only been double doodled for 3 weeks now, but I agree with the comments above. I was nervous that I wouldn't get as much one on one "Mommy Time" with Uma becuase she'd be too into the puppy, but I still get plenty of love. ...
I was a little concern with this too, since Lucas is not the cuddly doodle, but I think it has made him a bit more affectionate! So there's another plus!
 

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OMG Della is too cute!!

I feel the same as the others...most days it's really not much different having 2. The one difference for us is that both of us get up in the am now and walk a doodle - in the past I would just walk Dex and my husband would sleep...haha..

Todd is right about going places - it's easier to take 1 dog somewhere than 2...but you learn and you become more efficient :) Sometimes we have to leave one home (my parents are more happy with us bringing one dog into their house than 2) so you make it work.

Can't wait to hear more :)
 

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Thank you all. I am nerves. I guess I just can't wait. I just want to be ready for everything. And it sounds like I have no reason to be nerves. It will be nice for Cacao to have a friend to play with. We are getting a boy. My husband wants to get another guy in this house. I have three boys and Cacao and me. So one more boy will me four to two. lol :D :D :D
 

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Della says "Thanks!"

No worries Samantha, everyone is going to love the new addition!
 

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sdrudge said:
Lucas, and Della ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!!
They both thank you! We are so in LOVE!!! Never thought we could love a dog as much as we do Lucas, and now we love Della just as much! It's kinda tiring! :D
 

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We had already ordered and paid a deposit for doodle #2 when
we were talking to a trainer at dog obedience. He was sooooo
negative about having another dog (we would have to separate
them, they wouldn't listen to us, wouldn't bond with us etc, etc, etc)
Loaded with this information we nervously waited for #2. I'm glad
to say he was full of S*#%t and obviously knew nothing about these
beautiful dogs.

I have to agree with the others that when something is stolen, broken, destroyed
you now don't know which one to blame....it was probably both
or at least one and the other egging him on.

With walking the double sporn has worked well and then that is only
when BH is not there to walk his son (got a male dog to even up the odds)

The newest addition is a vacuum when it comes to food, the first one
was my picky eater. Now I don't throw any left overs in the bin and
no more smelly bin from old dog food hahaha another bonus (':wink:')

We love both dogs sooo much and can not imagine what our life would
be like without them.

All I can add is this



Plus this



Leads happily to this

 

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Ingrid what cute pictures. That gives me warm fuzzy s that it is all good. The pictures help. I love how the two doodles look so happy together. CUTE!!
 

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INGRID....those pics just melted my and Dave's heart!! soo cute!!

and wow what is with OB Trainers and saying not to get 2 dogs :shock:
They must be text book trainers :wink:

as per my blog articles...........i'd never go back to being doodle-less NOR with just one :D
 

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I'm also getting a second doodle very soon - he's 4 week's old at the moment - just 4/5 weeks to go!! Jofi is now nearly 7 months old. She'll be just over 8 months when puppy number 2 arrives.

These are the things that have occurred to me:

* If you place your dogs in a pension during the holidays, you have to find place for 2 - home based dog-sitters (or relatives/friends) are less likely to offer to look after 2 dogs.
* My partner's parents wouldn't cope with 2 dogs in the house so from now on we'll probably end up using doggy day care when we go to visit them.
* Twice the cost.
* Potential for jealousy issues - very busy hectic house to begin with I expect - possible rivalry/aggression problems between the dogs when establishing rank - but hopefully not.

The above are what I expect as potential problems... now for some questions too.

For those with 2 dogs - do you find that one eats the other's food. Do you feed them separately or together?

If the puppy is doing things the older dog isn't allowed to do - does this cause the older dog to regress in his behaviour. I.e. if the puppy uses an indoor doggy toilet in the short term, will Jofi likely go back to using it too?

Should I keep the puppy apart from the other dog at certain times or simply leave them to get on with it. Jofi has free roam - we gate the kitchen at night but when we're there she can go where she wants. When Jofi was a pup we used a puppy pen but in hindsight the Kitchen would have served the same purpose just as well. Is a gated kitchen with a crate sufficient for the puppy bearing in mind Jofi will be sharing this space - or should the pup have his own space - his own pen?
 

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A couple more things - 2 x doodle = twice the bathing and twice the grooming. I'm looking forward to having 2 wet doodles running around the house. That will be fun to watch!!

Something I'm a little worried about is how Jofi will play with the new pup. She's very social and playful - no aggression in her. But she can be quite enthusiastic with young pups, not realising how big she is. Is it best just to let her and the new pup play freely or is careful monitoring needed - can I expect her to learn to adjust her play to a softer level or could there be problems with this?
 

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Libby & Jofi can't wait to see your new doodle. We are getting a boy and a older doodle. I think that will help Cacao, and give her someone to play with. My boys just can't wait. They are making plans. They want to take the two doodles to the dog park. (don't even know where it is) But it sounds like fine.

I have been thinking of all those things Libby and I know things will be different but as you said it will be fun to see them together. The only thing that I am worried about is where will all my socks go. :lol: :D :lol:
 

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Sdrudge - when is your new boy arriving? Do you have a pic of him already? Have you chosen a name or will you keep his current name? I really hope he makes the perfect companion for Cocoa. That's a big reason in our getting a second doodle - as a playmate and companion for Jofi. Our 2nd doodle will come to us as an 8/9 week old pup - a male standard gold. So we'll have all the delights of puppy training/house breaking all over again :). At least the weather will be a bit better this time around.

We don't have 'dog parks' exactly in Holland - we just have normal parks and areas where dogs can romp are marked with signs. I live next to a big park with a large dog field, lake and woods - everyday I go with Jofi to meet her doggy friends and in the evening a group of us go walking with our dogs. It's a lot of fun to watch a group of dogs romping about.

I don't dare think where all my socks will go!! I took Jofi to a little beach the other day (it's a small beach by a lake). I brought a bumper along (a floating fetch toy) and threw it into the water. She dives in and gets to it, looks at it and turns round and comes back out again - leaving the toy in the water! So I take off my shoes and socks and paddle in to fetch it before it floats away, meanwhile Jofi decides running off with one of my shoes is far more fun. Shoe dumped on other side of the beach, she then returns and steals one of my socks, running all around the beach until she finds a pile of horse poop and deposits my sock right in the middle of it!!! I wasn't best pleased but it caused a lot of laughter from all the onlookers. We then proceeded to play fetch with my sock instead as she actually bothered to bring it back again (I certainly wasn't going to put it back on!).
 

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I know where all the socks go , or at least in this house:

Peanut or Beau steals a sock that Peanut found by nosing around, then a relay race ensues with Peanut chewing the 1st hole in it, Beau the 2nd if i don't put on my glasses by then and finally Max swallows it if i misplaced my glasses and am still looking for them.

they've got it down to a science in this house :shock:


congrats sdrudge ....you're doing the right thing planning this out and asking questions then again there's always the "spin of the wheel" with 2 doodles as partners in crime. Dont' worry you'll love having 2 doodles though you may be busy for the 1st 3 weeks or so hahhaaaaaa
 
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