You will no doubt come across those who say “You can never get too much of a good thing” and when it comes to another addition to the household I could not agree more. I would happily have my own pack living in the Swiss Alps if I could! However, introducing your second dog into your home is not as easy as it sounds.
Unfortunately, living in the real world you have to be realistic with the resources that are available to you. So when someone asks me, “Is it right for me to get another dog into the household?” sadly it’s not a yes or no answer I can give as there are many factors to consider in assessing this.
First off, the dog you already have living with you. Have they fought before with other dogs in the past? If that is the case, the best advice I can give you now is to see a local dog trainer/behaviourist for a second opinion. This is the same if you live with 2 or more other dogs already as the issue gets slightly more complicated.
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It’s going to be a busy month ahead! Next week I’ll be teaming up on Twitter with Your Dog magazine (@yourdog) and pet insurance expert Ben Wilson from Gocompare.com (@Gocompare); where we’ll be answering your questions regarding our four-legged friends! I’ll be discussing and answering questions on many topics from general dog welfare to nutrition as well as throwing in the occasional dog training tip here and there.
I shall be aiming to reply to all tweets between 8-9pm on September 10th and will hopefully help to resolve some queries you may have on these issues. Make sure to use the hashtag #gocopettalks.
Oh, did I mention there is a chance to win Pets at Home vouchers and a year’s subscription to Your Dog magazine?
Full details can be found below and T&Cs here: http://www.gocompare.com/about/gocotalks-terms/
Good evening and a very special Happy Halloween to all of my readers!
I’ve tried to get into the Halloween spirit as much as I could so I made this attempt at carving some pumpkins..
Okay so it’s not exactly a work of art, but the thought was there…
Oh! And just to let you know, I’ll be at Runcorn this weekend for a KCAI event which should be interesting. No doubt I’ll be blogging and updating my progress next week.
The week after that is Discover Dogs which is at Earls Court in London (9th-10th November).
For those who haven’t experienced Discover Dogs it’s an event organised by The Kennel Club where the public gets to meet all 200+ pedigree breeds. Each breed has it’s own booth manned by a breeder or owner(s) and a few of their dogs. It’s a brilliant opportunity to understand each breed. It’s great place to go to find out about the local breed rescue shelters or reputable breeders out there.
I’ll be there with The Kennel Club so if you’re going to the KCAI event or Discover Dogs be sure to pop round and say hello!
Stay safe in the meantime with bonfire night!