22 Reasons Why Raising Littermates Has Rocked

22 Reasons Why Raising Littermates Has Rocked

If you're a regular reader, then you know that we're raising 2 sets of littermates – Rodrigo, Sydney (5 years old), Scout and Zoey (1.5 years old). If you're new to Keep the Tail Wagging – WELCOME!  You probably just brought home 2 puppies and now you're...
Serendipitous Saturday | A Letter to the Editor About Littermates

Serendipitous Saturday | A Letter to the Editor About Littermates

  My Wednesday started with a nasty email… This Seredipitous Saturday was originally going to be about the drama that led me to delete my Facebook Group, Raw Dog Food Chat.  I'm typing this up on Wednesday.  When I checked my email this morning, the first...
Positive Perspective on Training Littermates with Fernando Camacho

Positive Perspective on Training Littermates with Fernando Camacho

Why are dog trainers so against adopting littermates?  I used to think that dog trainers were against littermates, because they are controlling know-it-alls who need to stick their nose into everything that isn’t their business. Harsh, right? Well that comes from a...
Serendipitous Saturday | You Wanted 2 Puppies Right?

Serendipitous Saturday | You Wanted 2 Puppies Right?

Every Saturday, I'll be sharing something personal about our life with dogs. J helped me come up with the title Serendipitous Saturday (hard to spell, by the way), because although we sought out dogs, we came across each of our dogs by chance.  I thought it would be...
Advice on Raising Littermates by the APDT

Advice on Raising Littermates by the APDT

Many dog owners discover my blog, because they adopted littermates, started researching raising littermates, and came across site after site that states what a terrible idea it is to bring home 2 puppies at the same time. Then they discover my happy corner of the...
Should Dog Owners Keep Their Littermates Apart?

Should Dog Owners Keep Their Littermates Apart?

I love when readers send me emails about raw feeding and raising littermates.  There is so much information online that it's nice that the Internet has provided a venue for all of us to share notes and support one another.  Below is an email I received from a new dog...
We Adopted Littermate Puppies on a Whim

We Adopted Littermate Puppies on a Whim

I’m a huge proponent of adopting littermates; if you’re ready. And by ready, you need to have the patience, the room and you need to have a reputable dog trainer in place. I know that a lot of people grew up with dogs, so did I, that experience is not enough to...
The ASPCA Shares Thoughts on Adopting Littermates

The ASPCA Shares Thoughts on Adopting Littermates

Recently, I received the comment that Littermate Syndrome is real, it has been studied by scientists, and that our experience is just luck. I wasn’t sure how to respond so I went to my new standby “thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience; I will give your...
Surviving Adolescence with Littermate Puppies

Surviving Adolescence with Littermate Puppies

If you've been following this blog, then you know I love littermates.  We're raising 2 sets of littermates and the second time around was much easier than the first time around. Scout and Zoey are 9.5 months old and officially in adolescence and it kind of blows, but...
Exploring How We Avoided Littermate Syndrome Twice

Exploring How We Avoided Littermate Syndrome Twice

I am not a dog trainer or behaviorist. If you are having issues with your littermates, please contact a professional dog trainer for guidance. Working with a trainer made raising littermates easier for us.   When I was researching adopting littermate puppies, all...
A Few Things You Should Know About Raising Littermate Puppies

A Few Things You Should Know About Raising Littermate Puppies

If you plan to adopt littermates, also plan to hire a dog trainer.  I am not a dog trainer, I'm a blogger.  I am unable to give you advice on raising your puppies.  I can only share my experience and advice you to hire a professional, positive-based dog trainer to...
Spoiling Our Littermate Puppies: Confessions of a Fur Mom

Spoiling Our Littermate Puppies: Confessions of a Fur Mom

I confess.  My puppies are ridiculously spoiled.  I have 140 pounds of dog jumping on me, snuggling up to me on the sofa, curled up with me while I watch television.  I would love to say that Johan and I spoil our dogs equally, but I know that it’s me.  It’s mostly me...
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