Other than it being double the potty training etc. I would just say make sure you have enough time to spend with both. I do think puppies bond closer with each other when they are at a young age, but there is pros and cons to that.A little background: in August 2015 my girlfriend and I brought home our first puppy, a wonderful dachshund. She was the perfect puppy, but after about 6-7 weeks she sadly got off leash during a walk, was hit by a car, and is no longer with us.
We still miss our first puppy dearly but decided to jump back in. The same breeder had another litter born (same father and the aunt of our first puppy) the end of October and we brought home an 8 week old dachshund puppy the end of December 2015. So far we couldn't have asked for a better experience with this puppy: she's loving and playful, independent, she sleeps through the night, is crate-trained, is potty-trained, and is doing great in her training classes. She loves other dogs, though is still a little cautious of other people.
Now for the question...
We've become very close to this breeder over the last few months, and she just had her FINAL litter so we are considering a 2nd puppy. It's the same father and mother as the first puppy that is no longer with us, so there is some added sentiment there. Our current puppy would be 5 months old at the time the 2nd puppy would be ready to come home.
Any thoughts and suggestions on whether this is a good/bad idea??
We understand it would be a lot of work, but like the idea of the two puppies growing up together.
A big concern I've read about is that the two puppies bond too closely with each other. They would sleep in their own crates, and attend training classes separately, but other than that they will be together most of the day.
My girlfriend works at a CrossFit gym and is able to bring our current (and maybe future) puppy to work with her. The dog stays in her crate under the desk while classes are going. And gets to play with the owners dogs in the afternoon.
Any suggestions you can offer will be greatly appreciated!
We have littermate labradors and I can tell you they pick up behaviors from each other, bad and good behaviors. We wouldn't have it any other way, but it's not for everyone. If you think its something you can handle, then I'd say go for it.