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3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Second Dog⠀

As a dog lover, it is our dream to have a place filled with dogs. All sorts of them. After all, a room full of dogs is our perfect definition of heaven. But reality can be far from fantasy. While getting a second dog can surely be an exciting event, it isn’t as simple as getting the first one. The things you need to consider before getting the second pooch is completely different from the time you got the first one. While there’s no harm in getting the second furry friends, there are a few questions you need to ponder upon before making the decision. Here are the questions you must think about:⠀

1. Is the old dog ready?⠀
Not all dogs welcome company. Especially if you have a canine that isn’t properly trained. If you have a breed that doesn’t welcome company, then you might be inviting a mess, especially if you own an aggressive breed such as Rottweiler or a German Shepherd. You may be in the clear if you own friendly breeds like Golden Retriever or Labradors.⠀
Before getting a second pooch, be assured that your old dog is ready to welcome a new four-legged family member.⠀

2. Can you afford a new dog?⠀
After you experience love and affection from one dog, it can become really tempting to get another one. After all, can there be anything perfect than having two happy dogs licking your face all over?⠀
But before you give in to the temptation, consider whether you can afford two dogs. Maintaining a dog can be costly. Vaccinations, dog food, routine check-ups, and other important equipment for dogs can cost you serious money. Only proceed if you are confident that you can manage the expenses without compromising your personal or your dog’s needs.⠀

3. Do you have time?⠀
The love and affection of a canine come at a cost- Time. Ask yourself, do you have the right amount of time to train the new pup. Getting a new pup means you get to dedicate a solid amount of time and energy to them. ⠀
You’ll need more time to groom, more time to play, and more time to pet your dogs. An imbalance of time allocation can seriously make one of the two dogs jealous, and that’s the last thing you’d want to do to a canine.