Don’t Get A Second Dog Without Taking These 9 Essential Steps.
Dogs are friendly by nature. They love to interact both with humans and other canines. Unfortunately, this is not always the case when it comes to introducing a new pup in a house already with other dogs. The dog already living with the family may feel threatened and even jealous of the new addition. It is no different of a human sibling having to share being the center of attention with a newborn.
Here’s a list of nine things that should be definitely kept in mind when bringing home a new dog.
The first and original canine is happy.
Your first pup needs to be healthy, active, and up-to-date with all its vet appointments.
Everyone in the family wants a second dog.
Bringing a new animal to the family is a big decision and should not be taken lightly.
If you are renting, make sure your landlord is ok with a second canine in the home.
While the landlord may have been ok with one dog, two may be pushing it. Go over your lease as it usually highlights those expectations.
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Does your first pup know a lot of tricks?
This is important as it highlights that you have spent time with your dog.
Consider adopting a rescue.
An expensive breed or a canine from a rescue deserve love equally. Every year about 3.9 million dogs find themselves in shelters waiting for their forever home.
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