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Advice needed on getting new puppies

I plan on getting two puppies but I don't know whether to get them together and train em or get them separately (approx 3-6 weeks apart) and train them one at a time...I plan on getting a Rottweiler and a English mastiff, by the way

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You shouldn't get puppies that close in age in either case. There is something called Littermate Syndrome that takes lots of work and training to avoid. And don't let the name fool you, they don't need to be littermates, just young dogs close in age. Unless you are willing to keep them apart a good portion of the day and train them separately, you could end up with issues of them bonding with each other and not listening to you. Considering how much time it takes to train one puppy it can be overwhelming to train two.

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That's interesting. Do you have links to any articles on that? I've not heard of it before.
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I'm pretty sure that only happens to them if they're from the same litter... these are two different breeds, a Rottweiler and English Mastiff...
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It does not matter what breed they are they just have to be within a few months in age and raised from and early age. I belong to a forum for boxer owners and someone on there who had one puppy and then ended up with a pup in need had an issue and they were different breed and less than 2 months apart in age.

Quester here is one link, but you can do a search and find lots more.
http://www.caninedevelopment.com/Sibling.htm
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I would get them together and train them one at a time. Cuz if u get one at a time whose to say someone wont get the other puppy?

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My experience with 2 dogs together is that they watch what each other does. It's easier to train 2 together

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Get them together and train them together. They catch on quickly if you are consistent.

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If you get them both young and about the same age, you won't have to worry about issues when you introduce the new one to the first one's "territory."

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You can get them together or one at a time, but it's best to train them apart. They do learn from other dogs, but they do that on their own. If you keep the dogs together, they will grow attached to each other and will not want to be separated. You could train them together and keep them away from each other at night, but that still runs a risk of them getting too attached. Either way you should not let them sleep together every night.

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You will always train them together. Puppies are always learning from you. There's no way to only train one and not the other. It's a constant process.

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