Should I get a second dog
The answer to “Should I get a second pet?” is simple! It’s a no-brainer to double the number of dogs you have. If you are reading this article, you may need encouragement to adopt another dog. OK, we’re kidding! This is a significant decision, and some guidance may be helpful. Let’s look at why you might want to get another dog and address any concerns you may be having.
You Can Afford It
Even if you’re adopting only one dog, it is important to consider your budget. Snoop Dogg said it best: “Keep my money in my mind and my mind on money.” If you consider adopting two dogs, the cost will likely double. Be prepared to cover any unforeseen expenses between both dogs. If you can afford it, you should seriously consider adopting a dog.
The current dog is cool with everyone
Does everyone in your house agree that a new pup can join? This is another thing to consider. Your partner. Your kids. Your grandmother. Your hamster. They should be asked. Since this is a major decision, asking everyone involved is polite. The current dog at home must also be cool with the idea! Does your dog seem to be a happy motherpupper at the moment? Is he a good dog? You can’t ask your dog if she wants a new sibling. But you can understand her general attitude and how she interacts today with other dogs.
Dogs are the most important thing in your life
You may need to make sacrifices, even with a good budget, to have multiple dogs in the home. If you’re considering adopting another pet, your dog-loving tendencies may already affect your other interests. Reducing your yearly vacation or spending on video games may be necessary. But the love that two dogs will show you when you return home from work is much more valuable.
Have you got the time?
You may love dogs 24/7, but do you have any free time? We doubt it. Training a new dog and getting used to your home will take a lot of time. A new dog will take up a lot of your time. From daily walks to following guidelines for diet, house and potty training, and more. Is there enough time to devote to your new puppy and still give your existing dog love and attention if you work an 8-hour traditional day? A new dog is a great opportunity to involve your partner or children. There are only 24 hours in the day, but you can make it work if your partner and/or children help.
Adopting a new dog can be a life-changing experience, especially if you’re a first-time multi-dog family. Review your lifestyle, your family’s lives, and your dog’s life. You’ll soon have two dogs to enjoy, and you will be able to double your fun.
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