Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern North Carolina
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Pick me! Having just added Jack to our family, I can offer my opinion.
Adjustment period for the other dog and the new pup will take a little while.
TWO LEASHES!!!! Not fun!!!!
More Vet visits (Vaccines, Wellness Visit, Microchip, Baby Teeth Removal, Neuter or Spay).
Extra Food Expenses (Thank goodness they are small dogs)
Heart Worm Medications (2 dogs)
Flea Medications (2 dogs)
Grooming Expenses (Unless you do it yourself).
More brushing/combing each day
Potty Training (Hopefully your other dog is totally trained).
You already have enough toys! But, you will buy more, so the dogs have some toys that can be played with two dogs (pulling).
You already have all the combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, sprays, etc.,
I am so happy that I did add another pup.
Now......Dexter gets more exercise in the house without me having to run after Dexter and throwing toys to wear Dexter out and at the same time wearing me out.
Dexter now has company when alone. Jack (second pup) has brought out the playfulness in Dexter and has already made Dexter more assertive and bolder....Dexter is timid around other dogs. Oh! Dexter eats better now!
I bought another crate and pen. Dexter never used one, but I might need one for the next six months if I am not home with Jack for safety issues and potty issues.
Training is so much faster...... so far with the second dog....Jack has been with us less than a week and he has already settled in nicely.
Dexter & Jack
"One Hav is NOT enough to enjoy the RLH skills!"