One response to “Is it better to have two dogs?”

  1. dogtravelpro pet carrier

    I have bred Airedales for nearly 40 years and many families come back for a second Airedale for some of the reasons you suggest. I do not recommend getting two puppies at the same time for a variety of reasons: harder to train with two, tend to attach to each other and be less responsive to you, etc. I always suggest having one fully trained into a well mannered dog before introducing a second. I do also have many get another when their first one is getting old – wanting to introduce the puppy and the older one helps train the puppy. Unless the older dog is sick or physically disabled, they usually seem to be rejuvenated by the puppy, become more playful, etc.