(Closed) I feel so guilty about getting a puppy! Help!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Your min pin will totally come around to the puppy. Make sure to give him breaks from the puppy though, he’s probably not used to all the energy a puppy comes with. In the long run, he will benefit from having a friend and I’m sure they will become inseperatable =)

Post # 17
16 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Your puppy is sooooo cute! I love those ears! It sounds like your Min Pin is just used to being an “only child,” but they will usually adapt with time. When my fiancee moved in, we had to get three cats and two dogs all situated and used to each other. It definitely took about a full month before everyone was comfortable, and sometimes there are still little pissy outbursts here and there. Just make sure to take your Min Pin on some special solo dates here and there. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you’ll all be just fine!

Post # 18
1793 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Don’t feel crazy, otherwise that means we are all crazy! This happened after we got our second kitten. My first cat (that I’ve owned as an adult) was my BABY, she is so snuggly and clingy and we are always together. Then we got our boy, Kevin, and she was soooo pissed. Hissing at him, hiding from me, growling over food and toys, the works.

Now they sleep together, play together, groom each other, and keep each other company while im away. They’re really best friends. Your dogs will only react to your guilt and sadness so just be happy, enjoy your new puppy, and stop worrying. You’re really gonna look back on these feelings someday and feel silly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Dogs aren’t humans, and while he might not like the new baby, I don’t think he feels deeply betrayed by you. 


also, awesome job on picking a malinois! They are pretty cool dogs. They can be VERY difficult though so don’t feel the need to justify getting a puppy from a breeder. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 19
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m only stopping by to say, thats the cutest little “Maligator” I’ve ever seen!

As PPs said, your older guy will come around. I was in the same situation as you with an older rescued little mix and a 5 month old GSD. Fast forward to 2.5 years later, the little guy is still in charge (and pretends to hate the GSD) and GSD knows his place in the pack. He’s well trained of course as he is large and in charge when no one is home but don’t tell the little guy that! Haha. 

Post # 21
3058 posts
Sugar bee

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Jamichristine05:  just want to say that I’m sure your feelings will pass with time, it reminds me of how my mom said she felt after having me, and then my two brothers!  Also, your babies are the cutest!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 23
1746 posts
Bumble bee

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Jamichristine05:  The snarling is just a way of your min pin teaching the puppy what is and isnt ok. My chi/doxie mix did the same thing to my lab puppy when we got him. Its a correction move, not an “I hate you, you stole my mommy” move.

Heres an adorable gif of mom doing the same thing to one of her own puppies

Cheeky little puppy testing her moms breaking point.



Post # 26
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

You really have to be careful with that. I brought home a dog and my other dog would not get along with her. We ended up keeping them seperared. It sounds like he’s just snarling and not getting ready to attack, which is common for older dogs to do to new dogs. They are just correcting them  that’s how dogs do it. However, you need to look up ways to introduce them proporely and slowly. It sounds lIke you threw this new puppy into the mix without a slow introduction, which is why you are having issues. If you back track and look up proper ways to introduce a puppy into the house with another dog. You’ll probably be fine.


As for your “crazy” feelings I have never experienced it. I know how I handle my time and my love for my animals so I know none of them feel left out. I also do not have a fiance in the military. I really think your feelings are coming from him being gone and not being able to experience all of this with you. 


Both your dog’s are cuties!!!

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