Dogpile: Add more dogs to make life better?
June 25, 2009 12:12 PM Subscribe
1 dog is great, surely 2 dogs is even better, right? Advice wanted about adding another dog to the family.
posted by gofargogo to Pets & Animals (24 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to get a second dog, but I've never had more than one dog at a time. Is there's any thing I should be aware of when considering a second dog, like matching or constrasting energy levels? Or sex? Or breed type (e.g. she's a herding dog, so we shouldn't get a terrier because of X)?
Details: Our female border collie mix (2-3yrs old), in general, loves other dogs. Loves to run with them, herd them and totally focus on them. We've had another dog come stay with us from time to time, and she adjusts pretty well. We've got two kids 15 & 11, and my wife currently works at home most of the time. We own our house and have a pretty big yard (1/3 acre) for the suburbs. I'm also curious about agility and will probably start the border collie on agility training before I get another dog.