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Has anyone gone to see some pups and thought,, nope to all of them?

If so what did you say to the breeder. Just wondering as I am due to go and see some pups in 2 weeks time but realised from another post I have just done that I may not like any of them.

Do I lie and say I'll let her know coz I am going to see some others or just tell the truth and say none are what I am looking for. The latter may be to embarressing to say.
 

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Just say that you are going to go home and think about it and you'll let her know!
 

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Hearign you say that makes it so obvious.. lol, I even asked my OH adn he said jsut the same thing.

Another question

what do I do if I choose a pup, bring it home when its ready to leave but Jake doesn't get on with it or vice versa... Do breeders offer to take a pup back in this circumstance.

I think Jake will be fine but I just wondered.
 

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In my cases if someone buys a puppy form me and he/she doesnt fit in ill gladly take him or her back if youre certain its not working out!

If you dont like any of them just say im sorry to timewaste can i get back to you later about them? lol
 

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OMgoodness...brings back memories...drove over 5 hours to look at a puppy.....she was cute but in no way interested in us...the little boy was but he wasn't for sale...so had to say sorry we'll be in contact for later litters...and it took us about five years later...;)
 

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I'm sure the breeder would rather you be honest. It wouldn't be good for you or the pup if it's not what you wanted. Trouble is all puppies are far too cute to walk away from :)
 

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....what do I do if I choose a pup, bring it home when its ready to leave but Jake doesn't get on with it or vice versa... Do breeders offer to take a pup back in this circumstance....
Be prepared for them NOT to get along. It may take weeks to work it out. And, then they may love each other for a couple of months and then be at odds. It's just part of the picture of having two dogs. As they are growing up, there may be conflict. As long as you maintain your position as the pack leader, all will be fine.
 

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Be prepared for them NOT to get along. It may take weeks to work it out. And, then they may love each other for a couple of months and then be at odds. It's just part of the picture of having two dogs. As they are growing up, there may be conflict. As long as you maintain your position as the pack leader, all will be fine.

I actually had started replying to this earlier with saying just about the same thing. :) I was SO ready to take Milo back to the breeders when we first brought him home. He constantly ATTACKED Matilda & I was so devistated. I never expected it, especially since they were both only 4 months old. The breeder asked we give them a week & if we still wanted to take him back she'd be happy to. Thank goodness we did - after a couple days they began to get along very well & soon became best of friends! I've since done LOADS of research about dog behavior & Milo has gotten much better with meeting new members of the pack..since he's had lots of practice. :coolwink:

But yes, expect there to be issues...especially for the first couple weeks. But if YOU maintain alpha position & don't show one pup more attention than the other (both will be going through a lot in their doggy lives at the time) things will be fine. And despite when you hear a lot of people say - do not treat the first dog you got first or greet him first. I say mix it up & treat them equally otherwise they let that "authority" go to their heads so to speak. At least that is my experience. :)

As for what to say if you find the pups aren't what you're looking for - since I'm one to avoid any confrontation of ANY kind...I'd tell her you'll think on it or "talk to your husband" or what not & shoot them an email later on. But I wouldn't recommend doing that. If you are comfortable being up front & honest than by all means do so. But I'm not. :p

Good luck btw!! I can't wait to hear how it goes....
 

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Great advice from Jerrysmom and MChi's.

I just wanted to say also not to expect the new puppy and Jake to just fall in love immediately and be best friends! Jake has been an 'only child' for his whole life. He may not appreciate having a new sister right away. :)

We went to visit family a few weeks ago. My sister has a new Shih Tzu puppy, about 3 months old. I couldn't wait for Brody to meet him! I was sure he would love him! Well, he saw him and acted TERRIBLE!! Brody was growling, snarling, and I think he might have attacked the baby if my sister hadn't been holding him! I was SHOCKED. After a couple hours and lots of smelling and growling, Brody did finally settle down and over the weekend together they did grow to be friends. But Brody was certainly not in love with the puppy right away. He hated him! I was NOT expecting that at ALL!

So be prepared for anything ..... and if you truly want to commit to having two dogs, then expect some rough waters for awhile and then you won't be disappointed if they aren't two peas in a pod right away.
 

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And I would say not to commit to anything, tell all breeders that you want to think it over, that you will let them know ina day or so...something like that. When I did that I realised I had time to really go over all of the info--away frotm the nice breeder and sweet pups. I got a clearer picture of what I was really after and what would be the best move for me to make.
 

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I viewed two litters and was sent many pics of pups that I didnt go and see before I found B it did take me about 18 months tho,

Be completely honest make sure the breeder knows u want to show if you dont see what ur looking for they should be fine, if you say u want to think about, if they are reputable the breeder will want you to return the pup to them rather than sell it on as they will care where their pups are ending up

And as the others have said they may not get on at first it took Twig a while to warm up to B as she was 3yrs old when we got him and used to being an only chi.
 

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I've seen some I've not liked and I've just said it's a big decision and I wanna pick the right dog for my home and Cookie and I'll think about it and let them know.
 

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TBH I think if you are certain yo dont want any then I would be honest and say none of the puppies seemed like a good fit with you and Jake rather then keep the breeder waiting.I always checked before I bought that the breeder would do a 'take back' if things didnt work out (except Hannah who I just wanted to get out of where she was striaght way!!).

Oh, and if you want disasterous first meetings then Adam and Heidi have to take the cake!! For the first couple of months he would grab her and attack her, carrying on even when she was squeeling in fright. The only reason I didnt take her back was coz Adam never really hurt her (just covered her in spit) and coz I knew what a bully he was and would probably settle down once he felt in charge:rolleyes: Now they get on great and play together all the time, in fact Heidi desperatley wants Adam's babies now she is in season!!BOL:D
I think all new puppies I get will have to suffer the wrath of Adam..*sigh*
 

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I think it was adventitious that I got all four so quick. None were here so long that they felt they were top dog and they were no major problems. The girls were a little growly the first two days, but they were also getting over getting spayed and the puppy had never been in a house before. Now they play, except for Reggie, and they all sleep together in their beds.
 
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