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 Or More Dogs
Thinking of getting a second dog? Before you do, PLEASE read these tips! And if you already have more than one dog, then these tips will be a lifesaver for you. See how to properly (and safely) introduce two dogs in order to prevent issues later between those dogs. Tips for understanding the dog pack hierarchy -- because when you have more than one dog, you become an important member of a dog pack! How and where to use a baby gate with multiple dogs in the house. Tips for training two dogs at the same time -- plus home remedies for dog jealousy issues, over-protective dog behavior, separation anxiety, and aggressive dog behaviors. Dog gear that is most helpful when you have two or more dogs -- like car seat protectors, a DIY multi-dog tie-out, dog leashes. And what you need to know about sleeping areas, dog toys, and feeding areas when you have more than one dog in the house. Even fun things to do with your pets when you have more than one dog!
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.
I know how challenging raising two dogs together can be — especially when one is jealous or aggressive. It’s downright scary at times! See how we dealt with many long months of sibling rivalry of the worst kind in our home, what dog jealousy and aggression look like (photos and videos), and how I managed to stop dog on dog jealousy with my dogs.
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. I use the 3-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See how I also use this dog seat protector as a cargo kennel — and why I love it!
Have a dog (or multiple dogs), but don’t have a fenced-in yard for them to run and play in? Then you’ll enjoy these DIY dog tie-out ideas. See the overhead dog trolley system that worked for our 2 dogs.
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.
This is one of the best leashes for dogs – especially for big dogs AND for dogs that pull – because of the shock-absorbing features that are built-in.
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…
The folks at the Dog Hause came up with a list of 15 interesting facts about dogs. I’ve chosen my favorites to share with you here in this list of the Top 10 Dog Myths and Facts About Dogs.
Sometimes you need a way to temporarily separate two or more dogs inside your home. Other times, you may just need to keep one dog out of a particular room or prevent him from going up or down stairs for awhile. If you’d like to give your dogs some freedom, yet restrict where they can roam in your house, the Evenflo baby gate might be the answer.
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!