Post # 31
newmombee : I always say raising my dog as a puppy was harder than a baby. No one ever wants to babysit the dog 😉 the dog was actually more expensive also, due to tummy troubles and more recently, ACL surgery
BUT….you would have some great baby/puppy pictures!!! 😍😍😍
Post # 32
No – don’t do it! My dog, who is 2yo and my fur baby, is driving me crazy. My baby is 6w and it’s hard to give the dog attention, take her out, etc. With a puppy they are still being trained and need to be played with — a baby doesn’t mix with that.
Post # 33
I would not. We have had puppies twice, when our babies were a year old, and it was hard enough. A newborn would be totally unfair to the puppy.
Post # 34
It’s never been a concern of mine, but I’ve also raised upwards of 100 puppies for different organizations, and causes, so it’s not a “thing,” to me anymore. We frequently have puppies ranging from 2 – 11 months runnng around. I’ve never had any issues, but I also have an established pack of dogs that teach the puppies the ropes. There isn’t a lot of behavioral training that I have to do. What the puppies don’t mimic from the older dogs, the older dogs correct them for. So, for us, it wasn’t a thing to get a new puppy ever.
For many people though, it would be too much. Definitely. I would focus on your new baby first, and get a pup when you have some time again, Basset hounds are known for being vocal, which you don’t want with a new baby, especially not with a puppy who hasn’t yet learned “quiet.”