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!
Kennels & Crates For Dogs
Crates and kennels are often used until a dog is old enough to hold their bladder throughout the day. (I’ve used crates with all of my puppies for at least 1 year.) See how a crate helps with housetraining and prevents potty accidents in your house, why it’s important to start with a crate right away, and how to choose the right crate for your dog. Dog crates are also used to give dogs a safe and comfortable space of their very own in the house. Not only is this helpful when leaving your dog home alone, a crate is also useful for times when your dog is scared or nervous (like when fireworks are going off outside, or visitors are in the house, or you’re introducing another pet to the household). Sometimes dogs that are left home alone in crates or kennels will exhibit signs of separation anxiety at first. See how to calm your dog once and for all! Don’t miss the mistakes we’ve made while crate training our dogs that will help you crate train your dog much easier! Plus ways to make your own dog house, kennel, or crate.
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 […]
If your dog doesn’t like being left alone, read this! Here’s how to help a dog with separation anxiety See the causes, treatments, and ways to keep your dog calm when alone.
If your dog still pees or poops in the house, read this! Top 7 reasons dogs have accidents & best the DIY remedy for each. Top 5 dog potty training gadgets… that work! And our best tips for potty training puppies and adult dogs.
Can dogs be traumatized by fireworks? YES! If your dog becomes traumatized after fireworks, read these helpful tips. A dog’s hearing is 10 times more sensitive than a human’s, so the fireworks are likely to cause your dog some anxiety, stress, and fear. Here are 11 things you can do in the hours leading up to the fireworks to keep your dog from stressing out. Plus, 7 things you should do during the fireworks if you notice your dog becoming overly stressed by the loud noises and bright lights.
Looking for the best dog gifts for yourself or a fellow dog lover? Here are 30+ clever gifts for dog owners. Helpful dog Christmas gifts they’ll really use! I know, because I’ve had dogs all my life, and I actually use every single one of these items and my dogs like ’em too.
The usual simple steps to crate training are practical and helpful — but they overlook the day-to-day troubles that you’re likely to face in the process of crate training a dog. Here are some important things I’ve learned about crate training dogs. I did it differently with my first dog (a Labrador) than I did with my second dog (a French Bulldog). See the 10 mistakes I’ve done when crate training dogs — and how to avoid making those same mistakes.
Whether you buy a dog house or build a dog house, there are lots of types, sizes & styles to choose from. Dog house ideas from practical, to fun, to fancy!
There are furniture type dog kennels (like these dog crate tables), but they are expensive! So I started looking at my own pieces of furniture to see what I could modify to make my own dog crate table. Here’s how I built a dog crate table for my dog, Lucy…
Bringing home a new puppy dog and not sure how to prepare? This video shows some of the first things you should do to prepare your new puppy dog for his first days at home. Plus tips on how to puppy-proof your home.
Here are the symptoms and treatments for kennel cough — what to look for, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.
Here are some tips for new dog owners who are trying to housebreak a new puppy or older dog. The most important parts: schedules and routines, crates & kennels, rewards and praises, and learning to interpret your dog’s signals. Plus, see the times when most dogs have to go outside to relieve themselves.
See how we survived the whole crate-training ordeal with Destin. At first, we didn’t succeed. But we stuck with it, and it eventually worked out. All it took was a couple weeks of us and our dog being a little more ‘on edge’ than usual. But we all got through it in the end, and we are SO glad that both of our dogs are now kennel trained! Here’s what worked for us…
Have you ever tried to crate train an adult dog? Here’s how we turned our rebellious 3-year-old Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix from a crate-hating dog into a peaceful and happy crate-loving dog once and for all…
Somehow, we were fortunate to be able to convince our 3-year-old dog to start using a crate — out of the blue. Here’s how we did it…
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.