What are the cons of adopting two dogs at the same time?

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Adopting two dogs at the same is often advantageous, but there are a few things to consider before you rush out to your local shelter. Two dogs can mean double the trouble. When both dogs are together, there inevitably develops an instigator and a follower. When you have only one dog, you have a 50/50 of getting one or the other. However, when there are two dogs, you will always have one of each. Two dogs living together will put their brains to work to figure out how to get that loaf of bread off the counter with assistance from the other. Two dogs will also figure out a way to get out of the fenced in yard. They will play tug-of-war with the couch cushions or the wire to the lamp.

Another thing to consider before adopting two dogs is your budget. Having two dogs means you now have twice the medial expenses. Additionally, where there are two dogs, one of them may hurt the other one. There could a couple of emergency costs to consider as well. Two dogs also require twice the amount of dog food every week. And, for the most part, you will have to buy two of everything. Two dogs sometimes do not share well, which can cause tension in your home.

Yet another problem you may run into when adopting two dogs is the amount of attention you can give to each. Will you be able to give both dogs equal love and devotion? If not, you may have two dogs that will bond with each other and not with you. This means they will typically have separation anxiety if separated from each other for any length of time.

Before adopting two dogs, you should consider the pros and cons of having multiple canines in your home. Is it really something you can handle? Do you have the means to properly take care of both of them? Do you have the time to give to them both equally? Always take time to think through your decision before adopting any dog, but especially multiple dogs.

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