|Barked: Sun May 3, '09 2:39pm PST |
|We are a three dog household, for the moment, and I honestly can't imagine ever living with just one dog again. At times its frustrating because we have a small house and the dogs love to crowd all together in one room, but other than that, I find it's been easier for us. Gunner and Miles keep each other entertained when no one is home, allowing Wiggles the alone time he desires, being old and prone to sleeping most of the day away. There are three people in my family (myself and my parents) so it's easy for one of us to each manage one dog.
We've never been concerned about leaving all three alone together. When no one is home, all valuable toys and food are put out of reach to prevent guarding and we've never had an issue. They snark at each other every once in a while, but we haven't ever had an all out fight in my lifetime.
The other benefits are: a well-behaved older dog will help to teach a younger one manners, your dog will never truly be alone, and you get twice the love. Bills increase, of course, but so long as you can afford them, I see no issue with adding another dog to you family.
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