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LellowYedbetter Fri 15-Feb-19 15:02:31

Better than 1?

macaroniandpizza Fri 15-Feb-19 15:11:59

Im picking my 2nd rescue dog up in a wee while and i cant wait 😍

WatcherOfTheNight Fri 15-Feb-19 15:12:52

Yep ,then add 2 more grin

WatcherOfTheNight Fri 15-Feb-19 15:13:38

Post pics @macaroniandpizza ?

smoocakes6 Fri 15-Feb-19 15:17:51

I was adamant I was a one dog person but was out numbered by the children and husband wanting a new puppy . I have two male Cocker spaniels and they are lovely together but ... twice as much dog poo , hair and dust I'm have to hoover the house everyday . And the kennel costs are high when you go away . I think you can ask family or friend to look after one dog , but not two imo . I wouldn't change it now , but when my old boy goes I'll stick to just one . Hope that helps x

macaroniandpizza Fri 15-Feb-19 15:18:37

I shall do

Oddsocksandmeatballs Fri 15-Feb-19 15:30:31

Yes. My first dog was an only dog and I loved him to bits. When he died I adopted a border collie puppy, when she reached her first birthday I adopted a 9 month old sprocker and discovered how wonderful two dogs are together. I wouldn't go back to one dog.

Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Fri 15-Feb-19 15:35:07

Can't remember that far back.
4 ddogs now.

ALargeGinPlease Fri 15-Feb-19 15:37:56

Please don't get 2 dogs of the same age at the same time, I.e. not litter mates. Google litter mates syndrome. It's awful.
Otherwise, if you have 1 dog and are looking to add another, then it can be great, although my experience is the second dog doesn't get so much of a look in, and it's more tricky to train as you usually have them both out together. Ideally, you want to spend a lot of 1to1 time with the new dog.
If the first dog is getting older, it's nice to have a second one so you are not left dogless, which for me is very difficult.
Equally, is the first dog is very old, then it's not very fair to introduce a young puppy, as that might be too much for the old dog.

ltk Fri 15-Feb-19 15:38:51

How much more work/expense is 2 rather than 1?? Having same debate in our house...

ALargeGinPlease Fri 15-Feb-19 15:39:10

Also it's a lot trickier to find holiday cover for 2. I split mine up and they go to different neighbors as I won't put them in Kennels.

ltk Fri 15-Feb-19 15:39:59

Why are litter mates bad? Going off to Google.

LilQuim Fri 15-Feb-19 15:41:27

2 always!!! Had my girl until she was 9 & then rescued a 4yr old beagle. Wasn't sure with age difference, but she's like a new dog!

ltk Fri 15-Feb-19 15:46:17

Ok, I see the problem!

TooManyPuppies Sat 16-Feb-19 06:41:35

We have 6! It's addictive!

Lulutheboss Sun 17-Feb-19 20:23:27

Definitely two. I’m worried how my younger one will cope when the older one goes. That’s why I’m considering a third!!

macaroniandpizza Sun 17-Feb-19 21:04:49

Introducing my new furry friend 🤩😍

SpanielEars070 Sun 17-Feb-19 21:08:25

We've got a 5 year old and a 17 week old puppy.

I love having two, but I don't think our older boy is quite so enamoured..... he just looks at me sometimes as if to say "Mum, what have you done".........

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