“And if you have a dog that loves people, as I was always blessed with, you have a 24/7 companion.”
That’s not to say that having multiple dogs is always easier, especially when you’re training one dog, but not the other. Stormageddon has a sixth sense of when I’m training Clara. I’ve tried letting him out in the yard, putting him behind a baby gate, locking him in my room, you name it. He just knows when I’m trying to train Clara. He whines and barks and digs at the door or gate, making it difficult for her to concentrate on what I’m trying to teach her. And if he sees I have a treat for her, it’s all over. You just can’t give one dog a treat and not the other. There’s also the almost daily fights to deal with. The good thing about having one dog is that they were never around other dogs long enough to really get into fights. When you’ve got dogs around each other constantly, they’re going to disagree, just like humans. And I don’t know about your dogs, but it takes mine a while to calm down after a fight.
What about you, dear readers? What’s your experience living in a multi-dog or single dog household? Share below!