My Partner and I are currently in discussion about getting another Dog after we come back from Holidays. I’m all for the idea, I think it would be great to adopt a dog as a companion for Luna, and I’ve already had my trainer offer to find us one that’s super trainable, so that’s not an issue at all. I can’t quite pinpoint the exact reason as to why I want another Dog. I grew up with two Dogs, so it’s always been the way in my family. Dogs make me happy; they are my kind of people.
I’ve seen the way that Luna responds to other dogs, she loves having them around and I feel bad because we both work full time and she gets left alone all day by herself. She does do some destructive things which I believe she is doing out of boredom. Will having another dog conquer that?
My partner has his concerns about bringing another dog into our household. What if they run around playing destroying everything? What if they don’t get along? How much will it cost? How much time will we need to spend training? And probably the biggest concern, when will we have time to be together?
Cost of food and vet care is not an issue because the shelter I work for offers both of them at a discounted rate; it does mean he would have to help out a bit more with obedience training, but he already comes with us to every session so, it’s not like that’s the issue.
So, I need your help! How many dogs do you have? Are they less work because they are together and did you ever have a partner who only wanted one dog? And if you have two dogs, has it enhanced your relationship with your partner?
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Meet Kevin our Men Love Dogs Too Contributor
Kevin is 24, from Melbourne, Australia and a guy who loves dogs! Kevin lives with his partner Antonio and their puppy Luna who has her own blog at http://lunadogslife.blogspot.com. He has been a dog person for as long as he can remember, he is allergic to cats, and now works for The Lost Dogs’ Home in Melbourne. When he’s not writing or blogging he is also an Actor