My husband and I have recently been talking, pretty seriously (as in he's already contacted a breeder and been put on a waiting list) about getting an Australian Shepherd puppy. He has no doubts and is ready, I on the other hand have my concerns. Kiwi will be turning 1 in February when we will also be adding this new pup to our lives. Have any of you, I'm sure many of you have, added new pups to your lives with younger ones in the picture already?
If you have, how have they adapted? What kinds of behavior issues should I be aware of? Because I am in graduate school and work part time, I will be spending most of the time with the two dogs, so I'd like to know about some other people's experiences with introducing a new pup to their families. Some people have told me that it's easier the second time around because the first dog will kind of show them the way. My concern is that Kiwi has been an "only child" for the entire year, and she definitely knows that she's the only child. Any suggestions, advice or just stories, I'd love to hear it all.
Thanks so much!