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 Post subject: Sibling puppies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:39 am 
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Hi,
Next week I will be bringing home my two brother and sister cockers. Should I crate them together at night or in different rooms?


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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:59 am 
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I'm new to the forum, so i'm no expert.
but since dogs are pack animals and these two are brother sister, it seems cruel to separate them, since I assume they have been together since birth

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:43 am 
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I have asked the moderator to move this post to the Cocker Cares section where it will get more views.

You might search or check the Cocker Care section, as this has been discussed in the past.

Would love to see pictures. :th-up

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:42 pm 
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If you want sleep, I suggest together :gig. Seriously, I would crate them together.

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Many years ago, we brought home male/female siblings. I always crated them together. :th-up As a matter of fact, the male had to spend several days at Texas A&M for a heart diagnosis and on the first night he was gone his sister howled like a banshee when she was put in the crate alone. :OMY

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
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Just out of curiosity, would you get a crate for each puppy and just place them side by side or would you use the same crate for both?
I think I would prefer getting them used to their own just in case :dk (but I'd definitly keep the crates next to each other)...

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
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I kept them in the same crate for convenience, until they got too big to fit in one. :dk
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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
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I would crate them together side by side or where they can see each other. That way, if one has an accident, the other puppy isn't stuck with the mess too. Also, it is helpful to teach the puppies that it is OK to be left alone without their sibling sometimes - as when one is being bathed and the other isn't. Or you need to just take one to the vet or to training classes. Or one is sick and the other needs to be separate. You may also want to spend some bonding time with each separately.

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
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I would crate them together side by side or where they can see each other. That way, if one has an accident, the other puppy isn't stuck with the mess too. Also, it is helpful to teach the puppies that it is OK to be left alone without their sibling sometimes - as when one is being bathed and the other isn't. Or you need to just take one to the vet or to training classes. Or one is sick and the other needs to be separate. You may also want to spend some bonding time with each separately.

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
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Regarding two puppies missing each other, my two went to the groomer, vet and training together. Hubby handled one at the training and I handled the other. :th-up

Worked out great for us. I would love to do two again, but don't really have the patience any more. :dk

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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
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My parents have 2 dogs that are crated together at night. They aren't siblings, but were raised in the same kennel and brought home at the same time, Phebe was 4, Tori was a year at the time. Phebe is now 11 and they still sleep together at night. They have their own kennels during the day so they are used to being separate too, but they still voluntarily go in their "bedtime" kennel together every night. It works for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Sibling puppies
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I would crate them each in their own crate. I would also put them side by side. You need to know which is sick or poops in the crate, for example. They need to be individuals or they will bond with each other rather than you.

Hannah and Tucker were always crated together at the groomer. It made Hannah feel safe....and she would throw a fit if Tucker was not with her. They were not littermates but grew up together.

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