New puppy + newborn?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

newmombee :  I always say raising my dog as a puppy was harder than a baby. No one ever wants to babysit the dog ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

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
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Sugar bee

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.”

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