The real trouble with trying to keep up with two puppies is that since they have each other, they do not need you. Training is a nightmare-since they are bonded to each other but not you. If you try to separate them , they bark and howl for hours. Even if you cover yourself in roast beef the puppies ignore you. So what can you do to get things back on track and have the puppy dog of your dreams?
The underlying problem is that the puppies have bonded to each other and not to you. You left them alone together while you were away, working for 6 to 10 hours and then never separated them when you got home (because you felt guilty). So now their primary bond is with each other and not you or other members of your family.
Here are some basic tips for helping your puppies bond with humans and not with each other:
1. The pups should sleep apart, each in their own kennel.
2. Then, they should sleep in separate rooms but still in their crate.
3. Take them to separate puppy classes.
4. Name each puppy a very distinct name from the other, names that rhyme create confusion in the dogs mind.