Two Dogs are Better Than One: Benefits of Having More Dogs
The big question: should I have two dogs? Many animal lovers may ask themselves whether another dog is a good idea. You think of all the positive things it would result in: a playmate for your dog, a new furry friend for you, and double the fun! Having another dog is a big decision. You need to find a compatible dog, be financially ready, and have the space for two dogs! If you have a dog and are considering getting another – do it! Here is why two dogs are better than one and the benefits that come with dual doggos!
Acts as a Companion
Your dog loves spending time with you, but the fact of the matter is, you will just never be a dog. Dogs are social creatures and bond closely with other dogs because they speak the same language and know all the rules. As much as we would like to think that we could provide our dog with everything he needs, we will never BE a dog. When you have two dogs, it provides both animals with a companion. Someone he can go to do “dog things” with. Of course, your love and provision will always be needed, but two dogs allow both pets to socialize with someone just like them.
BONUS TIP: If your schedule is busy and you are unable to spend as much time with your dog, a second dog can help. By having two dogs, it provides companionship while you are away. Both dogs are less likely to get lonely, and instead, have someone to sleep with, play with, and socialize with while you are gone.
If you are hesitant to get another dog because you are remembering the trouble you went through to train your first, worry no more. Training a second dog is much easier! Because you have had so much patience and training with your first dog, the second dog will learn from example. Your new dog will see that peeing is for outside, and that pulling on the leash is not acceptable. The second dog has a role model to look up to and will therefore learn much faster. In addition, your second dog is already exposed to other dogs, making socializing an easy task!
Rids of Excess Energy
If we are realistic with ourselves, we probably will never have enough time to fully tire out our dogs. Sure, you can take your pup for walks and trips to the dog park, but he will always have some energy left over. Sometimes we need to go to work and make dinner and can’t play with our dogs at every moment. When you have two dogs, this is not a problem. If you are busy and unable to play with your dog, he has another source to rid that excess energy. He can go play with the second dog and tire out that way. Having another pet also will prevent your dog from getting bored while you are busy: boredom leads to trouble (chewing, digging, etc.)! Getting your dog a playmate will rid of that excess energy and decrease the risk of boredom affecting your home!
More Love for You
Two dogs to cuddle with! If one is not in the mood for a good snuggle, the other is always there to show some love. You now have two loyal companions who will adore you and listen to you to the end of their days! Getting more love from multiple fur balls is one of the best benefits of having two dogs! Double the fun, double the love!
When you get a second dog, you know that both you and your current dog will be benefiting out from it! Not to mention, you are bringing another furry friend in to be loved and cherished in their new family. If you adopt, you may just be saving a dog’s life as an added bonus! Feel comforted that you are making a good decision and that two dogs will be even better than one!