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raising two female pups(GWPs) from the same litter.

 
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PostPosted: 01/26/12, 11:19 am    Post subject: raising two female pups(GWPs) from the same litter. Reply with quote

I would like to hear any advice or opinion about trying to raise /
train two female GWPs from the same litter.

Mostly what I hear is that it requires STRICT separation of the pups for them to develop and to bond with humans.

Otherwise , you risk them "packing" (bonding with each other) and being wild and not very obedient (even dangerous).
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PostPosted: 01/29/12, 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IF you are an experienced GWP owner it can work, but IF you are not, I would advise against it.

Raising two puppies the same age is a lot of work, time consuming, and could make one rip their hair out. It's difficult enough for the average family today to find the time to really give a puppy, and then a young dog, the time and training needed to turn them into great adult dogs. Training two at the same time?????????? Double your pleasure.... not!

As puppies, and even as young adults, two bitches can get along and be just fine together. But as they age, one will want to be the boss and the fights will begin. If you are experienced with dogs, and especially with GWP's, problems can be avoided. If you see the signs of one being more dominant, pushy, aggressive etc., then you separate and put the kabash on it before problems start.

If you miss these signs, you could have a blood bath! Bitches can become quite territorial and two girls (human or dog) .... many times just simply do not live well together. And bitch fights are not pretty!!

Yes, puppies will bond to each other, but with separate time with you they will also bond with you. They need their own time, training, exercise etc. They also need to be apart, learn to live in their own space without the other dog around. If you don't teach them that.... you could end up with a dog with seperation anxiety that will make life miserable for you and them.

Bottom line... not something I would suggest for the masses!
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