Should I Get a Another Dog To Add To Our Family?

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Love and Kisses Pet Sitting Should I get a second dog?

Should I Get Another  Dog

Today I get a email from a friend on facebook asking me about getting a second dog.  I thought I would share this conversation with you.

Dear Maureen,

We are considering going from a one dog family (for 10 years) to a 2 dog family by bringing a puppy into our family. I don’t want to displace my 12 yr old mini poodle but my 8 yr old son and I would love to raise a puppy together and I love dogs so how do I decide if its the right thing to do? We have a 4 yr old and 2 8 yr olds, one of which with some special needs that can make life challenging. I know you have multiple dogs so I’m asking you!

My thoughts on this are….It is soooo much easier to train a puppy when you have an older dog. The puppy looks at the older to learn from. It has happened with both the 2 younger dogs (puppies) that we brought in. Also, keep in mind the old dog will grow to love the puppy and the older dog may get a lot of his spunk back. So with that said I think it a great idea. As far as the children, what a better way to teach them love, respect, and compassion than to raise a puppy. It brings out the best in people to be around puppies. It gives the children laughter, love and bonding. It is also theory to have a dog sit with you and to pet it and give love (both way give love and get unconditional love back) GO FOR IT!!! I hope this helps you make your decision. If you have any other questions, please let me know.  Here is a blog that I found that may also give you some tips to bringing in a second dog to your home. Click this link to read the story.

Sincerely, Maureen

Also, If you get a second dog and it turns out that you do need help, please feel free to call on Love and Kisses Pet Sitting to help you with all your dog walking and pet sitting needs.  We are here 24/7/365 to help you with all of you and your pets needs.  We are located in Union County NC and have been in business since 2006 with many happy clients and fur kids.

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