It was actually a lot easier than I thought, and they are good company for each other, they always have each other to play with and they have each other when we are out. The only thing I would suggest is that they have separate crates , as we got one bigger one at first, and it was okay when they were little, but as they grew, one wanted to sleep and Blossom would want to play and she bugged her brother. We switched them to separate crates because they were getting bigger, and they just slept better. The best thing is to have a schedule. When we first brought them home, we took them out every hour or two, they ate 1 cup of kibble mixed with warm water at 8 am , then we crated them for 10 to 15 minutes to let their tummies settle, then back out for their duties. We took them out every hour or two during the day, they ate again at 2 pm 1 cup of kibble, out every hour, fed again 1 cup of kibble at 8 pm, welaced them in the crate for 10 mins after eating until their tummies settled. Their last walk was at 11 or 11:30 pm, and we took away their water after 8 pm. Each week or two we stretched the outings by an hour so they would learn to hold. I would set my cell phone for 2 am so they could go out for a pee , as the time from 11 pm to the morning is too long for them to hold. Then they would go out again at 6 am and the schedule would start again . It seems like a hard schedule, but whether you have 1 or 2 dogs, the schedule for training is the same, and it is just a temporary thing, just like a baby schedule. Eventually they hold longer and longer, and by the time were 5 months old they were totally trained, and I was able to eliminate the 2 am pee, and now they can hold for 5 or 6 hours, so it definetely gets easier. I hope you can convince your hubby to get Blueberrys sister too . In my case I wanted one puppy, I wanted to get a male, and when we went to,see him, my husband kept gravitating to Blossom, and saying look how cute, and sweet she is, he ended up bringing her home too, and she is really a sweetheart, they each have their own personalities and I wouldn't be able to choose one over the other today, I love them both. Here are some pictures of my 2 guys.