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PostSubject: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:39 pm

I am so excited to have found this forum. I am bringing my 2 huskies home tomorrow they are 8 weeks old. I was wondering if it would be alright to keep them together in the same crate. They are both boys and from the same liter. TIA!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:43 pm

Welcome aboard.  

In general, this will be a bad idea.  

One of the major points to a crate is calming, and, well, there'll be nothing calm about them both in one crate.  

It might be a temporary solution at first, but eventually, you will need to separate them (feeding, bones, grooming, etc. )  and you will need them to be comfortable apart from one another.  It is already going to be an extra challenge for you with littermates as they tend to be very bonded to one another.  You are going to need to separate them when they are older and bigger and if you start them early, you are setting yourself for success later on.  

You want to train them now for the dogs you want them to be in a year, two years, and so on.  

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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:54 pm

Jeff,

Thank you that makes complete sense. I was kind of thinking about leaving them together for the first week or two just until they get comfortable with the new environment. I'm excited and kind of scared at the same time.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:08 pm

You're welcome, no problem.

They will be together PLENTY.  And remember, if they are in the same room but crated separately they can still smell one another.  They know they are not apart even if they can't see or touch one another.

Take full advantage of their sponge-like learning phase when you get them and teach them the appropriate boundaries and limitations right off the bat.  

Day 1 is an enormous precedent setting time and since they can't be crated together forever it will be best to not try that now.

Hope to see pictures and updates Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:31 pm

Jeff,

Can I ask another question? The breeders kennel is outside so they all have been outside ever since being born. Do you think it would be alright if I gave them a bath right off or should I wait? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:38 pm

Nothing wrong with a bath. Just make it a positive, fun experience and you should be fine. It is probably best to do it individually as opposed to both at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:40 pm

Great!!! Thank you again. Smile As soon as I can get some pictures i'll get them posted.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:45 pm

Welcome!

if you get a crate with 2 doors and a divider you could keep them in the same crate but they are separated, might be a short term solution.

also read up on raising litter mates, you need to work very hard to make you in charge and not have them bond to strongly.

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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:51 pm

Good idea... I did get a crate with 2 doors... I never thought of seperating them like that.. I'll look for the "raising litter mates" topic. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:05 pm

Good point Jennifer. Physical separation is the key.
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:58 pm

Wow two pups! That's going to be some work, but I'm sure a very rewarding experience.
Nice to meet you, can't wait to hear more about this duo!
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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:46 pm

Here's a pic of my new boys... One of these days I'll get a picture of them both looking at the camera. For now they are so busy I can't get one together that isn't blury.


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PostSubject: Re: 2 Puppys 1 Crate?   Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:01 am

@NewHuskyMomma wrote:
Here's a pic of my new boys... One of these days I'll get a picture of them both looking at the camera. For now they are so busy I can't get one together that isn't blury.



Good luck with that lol! I've been trying for 6 months to get a shot with Ami and Archer both facing the camera.
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