the downside to a older dog/pup is somebody taught/allowed bad habits to develop.I've had dogs my whole life till recently and any dog can be trained.It takes time and patience .Are they pure breeds or pound dogs?why did ya get them in the first place?(hunting,daddy i want it friend had litter,etc)just curious .Again your house your rules but don't let emotions rush your decision.after all and i hate to say it but"What would Jesus do?"
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky