Two dogs are better than one
Dogs can bring so much joy into our lives: they are loving, loyal, hilarious, and adorable, and many parents of dogs really see them as members of the family. So, really, what could be better than a dog? Well, what about two dogs? Read on to see why you might want to consider adding two family members instead of one.
They will keep themselves entertained and exercised
Playtime is vital to the health, happiness, socialization, and general development of any dog, but it can take up a good part of your day. Depending on your dog’s age, size, breed, and energy level, you can spend 30 minutes to two hours a day exercising.
An easy (and cute) way to make sure your puppy is getting enough exercise. You will still have to spend individual time with each dog every day in fact, it is super important for your socialization and development.
In addition, they will keep each other’s company when you are at work, at school, so they don’t resort to boredom-induced pranks around the house. Everyone knows that a bored dog is a mischievous dog, after all.
Older dogs can facilitate puppy training
It can be difficult to teach an old dog new tricks, but an old dog can certainly teach a new dog some tricks and the rules of his home. Dogs are pack animals and seek guidance from the pack leader, a role that your older dog will naturally assume when you introduce a puppy to the family.
Having an older dog can make training your puppy easier, too. Because? Dogs tend to do their business where other dogs have gone, so your dog will probably poop in the same places as your older dog.
They will help to relieve separation anxiety
Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety or feelings of intense anxiety that occur when they are left alone. Although some dogs simply grow out of their separation anxiety, some cases require extra attention and solutions, such as specialized training, emotional therapy, or even medication.
One way to reduce your dog’s separation anxiety is to bring a second dog into the family. Dogs will keep each other’s company while they are away from home, and will give each other the emotional support and attention they need to stay calm, relaxed, and satisfied. In addition, they will have a new companion to focus on!
You will save a second life
One of the best reasons to have two dogs, instead of one, is simple: if you adopt two dogs, you are saving two lives. It is estimated that a huge number of 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters each year and 1.2 million of them are euthanized. You can directly impact (and save) dogs’ lives by giving them a safe and happy home. In addition, adopting dogs from the local animal shelter creates more space for other animals in need.
It doesn’t cost much more
Good news for the puppies’ parents: you can double your cuteness without doubling your finances. In addition to regular immunizations and check-ups, having two dogs at the same time does not cost much more than having one.
Dogs can share many of their supplies, including toys, beds, toiletries, water bowls, larger bags of food and treats. It is important to note that some puppy foods are formulated differently than adult dog foods, so talk to your veterinarian about whether or not the puppy and the older dog can share.
You’ll have twice the love
Why do most people add a second dog to the family? Their first dog has brought so much love and joy to their homes, and they want more! There is nothing better than coming home to a pet that loves you unconditionally and you can double that love with a second member of the family.
Having two dogs can seem like a lot of work at times, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. From easier training to better mental and emotional health (for you and your dogs!), To save the lives of animals, there are so many solid reasons to adopt a second dog today.