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View Poll Results: Do you ever regret getting a 2nd dog?
No 33 55.93%
Yes 4 6.78%
Sometimes (explain below) 7 11.86%
Never, will always want 2 or more dogs (spaced out in ages!) 17 28.81%
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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 04:51 PM
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I don't regret adding my second dog but I do regret #3 and #4.

I still love them and give them the best life I can but I a) can't afford to give all of them everything they need, which is a constant source of guilt and b) my first two dogs were much happier when it was just the two of them. They don't protest or make a scene about it but the squeaky wheels get the oil and my first two often get neglected as far as training and attention goes. If I don't have the time for two separate walks, my old girl, my heart dog, doesn't get to come along because she can't keep up with #3 and #4. Or if I don't have money for two classes, she doesn't need it the same way #4 does. I also don't have good chemistry between them all so they are all living in a somewhat stressful situation. I regret it everyday and will probably not have more than 2 dogs again.
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post #42 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 05:37 PM
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I can't say that I've ever truly regretted adding a furry member to our family, though there have been times where it would have been much better not to. The highest dog/cat count we've ever had was 5 dogs and 14 cats - now we're at 2 dogs and 8 cats, soon to be 7 *sigh*. I'll probably never have THIS many furries again, but I can't much imagine living with a single dog ever again - the hassle that comes from it is so far outweighed by the pleasures that it's just not a contest for me.
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post #43 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 05:53 PM
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Well I have 12 so I guess my answer would be 'no'.
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post #44 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 10:29 PM
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No regret whatsoever. If it wasn't for Leyna coming in and constantly irritating Zappa, he may not have been around as long as he was. She made him young again and helped fill out the remainder of his life.

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Zappa 12/27/00-1/23/12 You are my heart, my soul, and my best friend. You will be with me always.
Zeus 5/9/12-8/13/12 You taught me strength. Run free.
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post #45 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 10:52 PM
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I don't regret having multiple dogs,but it can get overwhelming sometimes if you let it.
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post #46 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 11:53 PM
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I said no, I would have said never if you hadn't added that part about them being spaced out in ages. We've always had lots of dogs and sometimes they have been close in age for almost 10 years we had littermates. When we were down to just Buddy our house felt so empty. Buddy was so sad. For his entire life we have had lots of dogs. Now that we are back up to three he is happy and content again.

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post #47 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 03:58 PM
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I LOVE the fact that I have two dogs at once. At first I hated it due to having to train and house break two puppies at the same time. I am disabled so I can't always give them the exercise they need so it's good that they tire each other out for me. And if I go to the park when there is no one else there, they still have each other to play with. They have known from day one that being together is encouraged, but when I give a command, that means the games must stop and the command followed.

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