Raising two dogs vs one dog. Should you raise one dog or two dogs? That’s a question I asked myself for years — until I decided to try owning multiple dogs (usually 2, but sometimes 3) at the same time. Because multi-dog household aggression is real! It’s one of the signs of Littermate Syndrome when you’re raising two puppies. I’ve been at this for decades now! Here’s how to introduce 2 dogs. Signs one dog doesn’t like the other. Pros & Cons of having more than one dog. Ways to simplify life when you have multiple dogs. How to get dogs to get along. All my best tips for how to raise two dogs in the house together!
Raising Two Dogs
Getting a second dog? Living in a house with multiple dogs? Dog owners who've been there share their personal experiences, tips, and advice for raising more than one dog in the same household. See how to properly introduce two dogs, train two dogs, feed two dogs, and crate two dogs at the same time. Also, male dog vs female dog similarities and differences you need to know!
Is Littermate Syndrome real? YES! Most experts strongly advise against raising sibling puppies — because they may become difficult to handle as they mature due to Littermate Syndrome. What Is Littermate Syndrome? Littermate Syndrome (sometimes called Sibling Puppy Syndrome) refers to issues that are more likely to arise when puppies from the same litter (or […]
Have you ever dealt with dog aggression issues? I have! We went from 2 dogs to 3 dogs and the middle dog immediately became aggressive toward the new puppy. Here are my tips for adding another dog into your household and how to deal with dog aggression — especially when it’s an older dog playing too rough with a new puppy.
Do you already have one dog in your house? Thinking of adding a second dog to your family pack? Here’s how to properly introduce the two dogs BEFORE you bring the new dog home.
When you’re raising two dogs together, lots of things are more difficult than when raising just one dog. It’s definitely more difficult to train two dogs in one household at the same time. Here are my 3 best tips for training two dogs at once. See how to train two dogs at home yourself!
Who is really the boss in your home… You, or your dog? If you’ve got more than one dog, which one is the top dog? You need to know this…
Here’s an update on our new puppy, now 4 months old. He’s a black lab-great pyrenees mix. Here are a ton of pictures of the puppy (Tenor), and his big brother, Destin — also a black lab mix.
Have More Than One Dog?… There are a few important things you need to consider before bringing another dog home. Because two (and especially three) dogs under one roof comes with its own set of challenges. Been there, done that! Here are the 3 most important things you need to do when raising more than one dog together.
What should you do when an overly protective older dog goes too far in his role as Alpha dog? Sometimes the leader of the pack needs to learn a few things himself!