Should I add another dog to my family?
I currently have a 7 month old female german shepherd and I have been thinking about getting her a playmate in the near future. The only thing is I am not sure if that would be the best idea. If you guys could help me by giving me some input that would be great. Here is what she is like:
My puppy seems to be dominant around the house but submits to everything (even chihuahuas) when we go to Petsmart. She doesn't really seem to want to have anything to do with other female but I have noticed her to be very flirty around male dogs especially other german shepherds. I am having here trained in private lessons on a weekly basis so she is becoming better behaved and more controllable. I got her from the SPCA whose previous owner got her from a local pet store so I don't know what she was handled before I got her.
Basically I was thinking about getting a male german shepherd since she does really well with them from a breeder that is relatively close to where I live. My concerns are since she is on the tiny side, I am worried that if I get a male from a breeder he will be pretty big compared to her so I don't know if that would be an issue. I've never had two dogs at once before but with my new living conditions and job I now have the space and time for two dogs. I am worried that she might feel jealous or sad that she isn't the only dog in the house anymore.
Can you guys provide some input?