Yes, I agree. I was a little nervous about adding a second one. I WANTED another dog, so I'd have another one to continue working with and training when Kodi retires, but I also loved how Kodi was TOTALLY integrated into our lives, and went EVERYWHERE with us.
It's definitely harder to do that with two. (or three
) We think it's important that they all have one-on-one time, so we do make an effort to take just one at a time places with us, even if it's just to do some errands. When we take everyone, it reminds me of going on family outings with toddlers. It's a production... Leashes, harnesses, tagged collars for everyone, poop bags, cookies, enough crates for everyone in the truck (my car only holds my two RTK's so I can't take all three in that) towels in case we get wet, ...And maybe the stroller for the girls, depending on where we're going.
Thinking about it, I would NOT recommend more than two for most people. I think two is very manageable, even for a single person, certainly for a couple. Three is a lot. I love mine to bits, and wouldn't change a thing. I didn't PLAN to have three, though, and unless you are just intending to have them as house dogs (and for some people, that's a fine option!) you REALLY have to think things through in terms of logistics, cost and time.