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advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby creina » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:13 pm

Hi I really want to get 2 spoodle puppies. the idea of 2 is to keep each other company as I work. But I am concerned - Ive been advised spoodles particularly need attention and for the first 6 months will need about an hour in the middle of the day for feeding, playing etc. I'm not sure how I'm going to do that every day. I have my heart set on spoodles due to their lovely nature but maybe I cant - any advice would be fantastic.

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Re: advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby Teddy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:12 pm

i think that any puppy needs feeding several times a day... including during the day... its not just a spoodle specific thing .... around 4-6 months uwuld get away with twice a day

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Re: advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby vanfam » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:21 am

Hey there. Having 2 puppies of the same age in my opinion comes with it's own problems - they tend to spur each other on when it comes to getting up to nonsense; it's double the mess and trouble; and though they keep each other company remember that it will never replace spending time with you because you are their pack leader and no one will ever replace that. Especially since you are working I would suggest against it and rather getting one who you can give your undivided love and attention when you get home. If you're very concerned about them getting lonely, see if you can't take him to doggy daycare for a day or 2 per week (once he/she's had all their shots). We had a lot of people in our puppy class that worked and had a puppy on it's own at home so it is very common, but it does take longer to then potty train because you're not there to take them out and teach them throughout the day. I've also read that you should have at least a 2 week period with your pup when you get them where you're permanently at home so that you can gradually expose them to being on their own as opposed to getting them and the next day they're home alone - leave for 15 mins and then come back and once they're comfortable with that extend the time period until you reach 4 hours (apparently they can't tell the difference from 4 hours to 8 hours so if they're OK being home alone for 4 hours they'll be fine on their own for the 8-9 hours when you're at work). I would also suggest chatting to the breeder about choosing a particular puppy that is more independent and suits your lifestyle (a good breeder will get to know each puppies individual personality and will be able to advise you which ones would suit you (for example our pup needed much more attention than her sister and thus wouldn't suit someone who works all day)). I would also advise you to attend a puppy school as soon as you can because they teach you things like how to handle the puppy when you just get home and help with potty training etc that will really help you and also allow your pup to socialise a bit.
They bring you so much joy but they're also lots of hard work which continues on until they're about 18 months (some tend to go through a teenage rebellion stage at about 12 months) so just make sure that you're comfortable to get home and spend some quality time with them after you've had a long day at work.
All the best and I hope this helps!
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Re: advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby Spoodygirl » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:27 pm

Great advice in the above posts, two spoodles will bond closely with each other and not with you. Thats not to say they wont bond with you, they will but if they are spending exptended times alone together it stands to reason they will bond to each other. I wont repeat whats above but all very good points made by other posters. Maybe you could do what I did and start with one pup then once you have that pup toilet trained and basic obedience trained then get a second. While spoodles have great natures they are very smart dogs and need to be around people and other dogs and require fairly extensive training to begin with especially if you want a good well mannered dog. Getting your dog from a good breeder will also help the cause as I know a lot of pet shop pups that have been really ratty and not good behaviour wise. Good luck with your Spoodle/s let us know how you go!

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Re: advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby benny11 » Wed May 11, 2011 9:36 am

Hi There,

I recently bought a spoodle male puppy, we got him when he was 8 weeks old and now he is almost 6 months old. Who told you that you need an hour a day to feed them?

I just feed them morning and evening. A combination of dry a wet food. I've got 1 bowl for dry food and the other for wet food and I also give him puppy milk each morning.

It shouldn't be a problem if you get 2 puppies they will have each other's company and will be ok even if you work all day. As for feeding you can just feed them in the morning and evening.

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Re: advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby Spoodygirl » Wed May 11, 2011 12:54 pm

This is a really old post so this person probly already has thier pup or puppies. Puppies really should have 3 to 4 feeds a day when they are baby puppies, this helps with thier growth rate and thier excitment levels, a hungry puppy is quite often a hyper puppy, a full tummy keeps puppy more content. There is no need to over feed in the 3 to 4 feeds a day just divide the pups food allowance into 4 amounts. My four got feed 4 times a day as young puppys till they were about 4 months old, then 3 times a day till about 6 months old then cut back to twice a day and now they get thier main meal in the evening. Also a few times a week, they may get a bone or chicken wings/necks for breakfast. It really depends on what we have been doing or will be doing for the day.

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Re: advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby benny11 » Wed May 11, 2011 5:22 pm

wow, very good advice here Spoodygirl, maybe if I feed him a third meal lets say for lunch he might not be so hyper and overly excited?

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Re: advice about 2 spoodle puppies

Postby Spoodygirl » Wed May 11, 2011 11:24 pm

Definatley worth a try. Just make sure you don't overfeed. Divide his food up for the day so he only has what he is meant to have.


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