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Old Oct 13th, 2013, 20:12 PM   11
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As zanDark said, having a puppy is like having a newborn. I personally would wait. I have 2 dogs and a cat. Training those dogs (especially the second one) was really hard work. I would have to stand out in the freezing cold with her for hours before she would pee and she'd bite the other dog and chase the cat and just generally get up to mischief
Sounds like my dog...training her was awful. Some dogs are soooo easy...then some are sooo difficult - and you don't know what you have until it's too late!



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Old Oct 13th, 2013, 20:22 PM   12
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If you do get one, just think long and hard about it and be sure that you're committed to the puppy no matter what!

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Old Oct 13th, 2013, 20:45 PM   13
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Personally I couldn't handle a puppy, even my adult dog drives me nuts right now lol. Puppies have to pee all the time and chew things , plus you have to teach them some basic commands. Then when baby comes it will still be a puppy.
If you think you'll be up to all that go for it. Just think long and hard first.



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2013, 20:57 PM   14
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No, i wouldnt do it. Having a puppy is hard enough when you dont have a newborn. The puppy will be pooing everywhere, the baby will be pooing everywhere, the baby wont let you get much sleep at night, and the puppy wont let you get any sleep during the day. I'd wait until your baby is here and see how you feel. Also if you wait until the baby is over 1, he/she can share in the excitement of getting a new puppy!



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2013, 23:09 PM   15
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I wouldn't do it! As a dog owner and parent it's too much work with a new baby.



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Old Oct 14th, 2013, 01:06 AM   16
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No way. My female was a nightmare until she was 2 and is only really settling down now at just close to 4.
No way I could have coped with her while pregnant, never mind with a newborn.



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2013, 03:17 AM   17
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Is wait until you have had the baby and settled into a routine if it was me.

We rescued two cats the year before DD was born and I loved them to death.

But my DD gets bored very easily and we are on the go all day. The cats got next to no attention and they were beginning to get a bit starved for attention.

We eventually managed to find an amazing family who have adopted them and we have the time to give them the attention they need.

It's a much better situation for them to be in. I miss them loads, but my DD came first and I couldn't find the right balance between her and the cats.

So id wait and see how things pan out with the baby before making anymore huge life changing decisions. They are a big responsibility, and I had no idea how completely consuming DD would be.



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2013, 03:46 AM   18
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Puppies are so much hard work!! Give me a newborn anyday lol. A puppy & newborn together would literally send me over the edge. They will need toilet training, they chew, bark, need walking daily etc. If your an energetic person and have the patients of a saint then go for it. It'll be hard work though xx



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2013, 04:42 AM   19
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I wouldn't get a puppy, due to the training and attention needs others have pointed out. If you desperately want a pet, I'd look at slightly older animals who already have training and are slightly mellower...although rescue animals can come with their own needs! xx



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2013, 05:06 AM   20
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I personally wouldn't do it. You'll have enough on your hands why make your life harder. X



 
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