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I have a boxer mix I got from the pound a few years back. Best guess is she is maybe 6-7 years old not totally sure but I've had her for 2 years. Pretty good dog. I'm getting a male cane corso that will be just under 14weeks old on Thursday. I'm wondering if I can crate the 2 of them together or if this is something that should not be done initially, or not done at all? Also the pup is getting his ears cropped today (Tuesday) so will have only healed up for 2 days when I get him. I was thinking maybe wait until the ears healed? Any tips/advice is appreciated. Thanks for reading.
 

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I would never ever crate two dogs together. Inside a crate there is no room for them to get away from one another if a dispute occurred. To me it would be a very dangerous thing to do. I would crate them separately.
 

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No, I totally recommend you not do this for the same reasons kafka did. Borrow a smaller crate from someone if you need to and then get a bigger one later as your pup grows. But, don't crate them together.
 

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If crated together the older dog may redo the young dogs ears for you and not in a good way. You definitely need 2 crates.
 

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I have a question, you have started many topics asking opinions and when given do the exact opposite anyway. I am a little confused why you continue to ask opinions?
 

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I just want to say that while I think crating the two together is a terrible idea, I initially misread the title of this thread as "Can I create new pup with old dog?" and that would have been an even worse idea.
 

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I just want to say that while I think crating the two together is a terrible idea, I initially misread the title of this thread as "Can I create new pup with old dog?" and that would have been an even worse idea.
You're not a fan of cloning? :)

Crating two dogs together is a very bad idea in general.

Personally, I don't even leave two dogs together unsupervised at all. Plenty of people do, but that is after they know their dogs very well. Many people (like me) err on the side of caution and simply separate when the dogs are unattended. Even friendly and playful dogs can either play too rough and get hurt that way, or have a small spat which escalates when there is no human to play referee.

You're getting a Cane Corso. You sound really really unprepared for the demands of the breed. I don't know all that much about them honestly, but I do know they aren't exactly the simplest of dogs for newer owners. Major socialization is required, careful introduction of new people and dogs, plenty of exercise (they are working dogs after all) and solid training. And since your previous posts indicated that you may have gotten the dog from a less than reputable breeder, he may already be behind on socializing and might not have the best temperament genetics behind him.

Find a GOOD trainer NOW. Someone with experience with working dogs/Molossers/bullies and similar. There's a gorgeous and well socialized young Cane in my current group obedience class, they have WORKED to own a wonderful dog and are continuing to do so in terms of training. PetSmart etc might not be the best place to find a suitable trainer; heck, PetSmart doesn't even allow bully breeds in its daycare (regardless of temperament testing- no pit bulls or pit bull mixes or anything that looks like a pit bull) so how much experience do many of its workers have with them?
 

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Another resounding no here. I just try to imagine what it would be like if I crated any of my older dogs with my youngest. Too scary to think about.
 

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Would YOU want to be confined to a small space with a puppy? You'll probably save quite a bit in vet bills to patch up one dog or the other if you crate them separately.
 

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Personally, I don't even leave two dogs together unsupervised at all. Plenty of people do, but that is after they know their dogs very well. Many people (like me) err on the side of caution and simply separate when the dogs are unattended. Even friendly and playful dogs can either play too rough and get hurt that way, or have a small spat which escalates when there is no human to play referee.
My husband's friends two dogs were left unattended together while the owners were at work -- somehow during the day one dog's collar got stuck in the other dog's collar, and the one dog choked and died... still attached to the other dog. I can't even imagine coming home to that, I didn't even know it could happen... but yea... I wouldn't leave two dogs unattended together! Anything can happen.
 

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Boy, I sure wouldn't. Dogs need personal space and puppies can be really obnoxious. If the older dog can't get away from the puppy, disciplining himis the only other thing he can do. Some dog disciplining can be a good thing but it needs space (since the older dog is telling the younger "get out of my face" In a crate, the pup doesn't have that option and that can lead to real problems between the dogs.
 

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I agree with everyone else on the crate situation and Mary (black shadow etc) you said what I've been thinking for awhile.
 
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