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I keep having these thoughts that a second cockapoo would be great company for Millie.

I work from home, so she doesn't spend a huge amount of time on her own, but if I am working she patiently waits outside the beauty room.

I'm worried that if I get another dog it will be a big increase in the amount of care/work involved. I have no problem with the care involved now, in fact I love it.

But my biggest concern is, will it change my relationship with Millie. She is very family orientated, especially towards me. If she has another playmate, will she start to ignore me.
 

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no i dont think so, gypay has become more affectionet with my mum over the years and Echo is my girl get very gellos of the others and always tried to get the closest to me. you will just end up with twice the cockapoo love.


i must admit though Delta can be a bit of a loner but then i didnt spend as much time with her as i did with Echo on her own. but Inca, Echo and Delta still falow me around the house everywhere i go.


what are you thingking of getting this time.
 

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I don't think having a second would affect your relationship with Millie. There are lots of benefits having two - great company for each other, puppy would learn from Millie, fun watching them interact, you don't feel so bad leaving a dog on their own, double the cuddles, etc, etc.

That said, it is more work initially as you have the puppy phase again which is more full on than an adult dog, also training again ... but it's all happy work!

I think it's lovely having two and would recommend it.:D:D:D
 

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Thinking out loud about getting another puppy here is a dangerous thing as lots of us will 'persuade' you that it's a great idea. Flo is no different with me since getting Remy and I would thoroughly recommend it :D:D:D
 

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The very question that brought me to this forum!!

I keep having these thoughts that a second cockapoo would be great company for Millie.

OlliePup now 15 mo (OMG) is happy to be rid of his loving nickname "Baby Dog" (I'm the one with the difficult transition!:rolleyes:
He is so happy to have his own puppy to Play Puppy with!!
Mr. Morgan came home with us because he was the biggest of the 5 black & tan puppies from two litters, so he is a little moose and very scrappy. More about the new "Baby Dog" later
Monica
 

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Oooh Julie! How exciting. I can't give you any advice about what it is like having two but I am definitely planning on having a second Cockapoo when Daisy is older so being biased I would say go for it! :) x
 

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Thanks for all the positive comments. So glad everyone says its a good idea. It does feel right, but I'm having the niggling doubt feeling I had last time I wanted a dog (Millie). Funnily enough as soon as hubby said yes to a dog the niggle doubt lifted!! I guess its not rocket science to know what the niggling doubt really is :)

Another question if I may. How do you know the dogs will get on? Do you take your dog to the breeder to see which puppy interacts best.
 

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Hi Julie, you will know what Millie is like with other dogs, great I guess and it is strange but a new puppy will just follow her lead. Millie will always be top dog as such, well after you as her leader of course :) All dogs are different, but dogs do work well together, naturally as a pack, my girls are wonderful together .. and my parents have 4 dogs who work so well as a pack, it is wonderful to see them all together, the dogs seem to sort it better than humans lol .. but of course we are always pack leader xxx
 

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Hi Julie :) It's inevitable isn't it?! I have no doubt Millie will love a friend to play with and she is loyal to you I don't think her feelings would change. Go for it! :jumping: Will you go back to Sylvia again?
 

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Oh forgot to add, yes Honey met Picnic at the breeders, but Picnic was a very well bred and socialised puppy, raised in the home and around other dogs in a true family surrounding, she settled in perfectly with our family and with Honey, I do feel the breeding/way she was raised has alot to do with this :)

I would have another Picnic at the drop of a hat :) ok I am soppy about my dogs, but aren't we all :)
 

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I'm glad you are asking all these questions Julie as they are one I would like answers to also...I've been close to getting a second a few times but it hasn't worked out for one reason or another....but I haven't given up yet!!
I was thinking about asking to borrow some ones dog for the weekend to see how Betty got on with having another dog in the house...a kind of try before you
buy...for some reason I feel a bit more apprehensive about getting a second than I did my first:confused::confused:
 

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I'm glad you are asking all these questions Julie as they are one I would like answers to also...I've been close to getting a second a few times but it hasn't worked out for one reason or another....but I haven't given up yet!!
I was thinking about asking to borrow some ones dog for the weekend to see how Betty got on with having another dog in the house...a kind of try before you buy...for some reason I feel a bit more apprehensive about getting a second than I did my first:confused::confused:
I can understand being more apprehensive about getting a second pup Colin .... I was at the "thinking about it" stage for a long time and was concerned about how Maisie would take to another one. Eventually took the plunge, and very happy I did!:D

Betty is so playful, I'm sure she would be happy to have a friend.

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I have just started a thread about being on my breeders waiting list for a puppy in the summer! I have had two dogs before the only 'down' side is financial two lots of insurance two lots of boarding fees two lots of vets fees! But then you get two lots of love so it is a no brainer well apart from two lots of muddy paws!
 

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Julie, as long as Millie is sociable and likes being with other dogs, she'll be thrilled with a puppy. The puppy will be used to being with litter mates and will probably see Millie as a surrogate. I am sure your chosen breeder will help guide you towards the right pup for you.
 

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Go for it !
Once I'd decided to get no 2 it was easy and I couldn't wait. They were fine from the minute Scamp came home, and play and do everything together. If one goes out on his own ( which is rare ), has happened when off to groomers, the other cries and looks for the missing one !
When it comes to cuddles you get twice as many, I end up with 2 cockapoo's trying to get on my lap !
( How do you fit 3 on ? ) :D
 
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