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Old 07-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you think that the average person should own more than two dogs,as far as having the ability to control a pack? I know a lot of us up here have way more than two,and manage it well. I have seen a lot of trainers/behaviorists recommend that most people shouldn't have any more than two dogs as pets in their home. I am guessing it's because of all the issues that they encounter with people who can't control their dogs.
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how do you question how many dogs a person should own?
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The average person can't handle 1 dog as evidenced by all the dogs in shelters, strays, and animal abuse cases. People who can handle 1 or more dogs responsibly should be considered exceptional individuals Just my opinion.
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People should have to get a liscence before they get even one dog. Most people shouldn't have any.
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I base it on how well they can manage the ones they have. IMO some can only handle one, and some can handle 10 without any major issues.The issues I am referring to are dog fights and just an out of control situation.
I've seen some professionals recommend not having anymore than 2 dogs in a pet household.I think anyone *CAN* have more than two and do it successfully,but many are don't want to do the work to maintain order in their pack.


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My limit is 2 dogs 1 cat, or 2 cats 1 dog, that's all I could handle.
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We have three dogs. Jax is "mine". Banshee is old and wants to sleep 98% of the time, eat 1% and get attention 1%. Sierra needs more outside play and attention...she belongs to DH.

I really think it depends on the person. I don't have time to "work" more than one dog at a time. Other people have more time. I don't think anyone can say that "everyone" should only have a certain number of dogs.
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I'm sure we don't need a doggy dictatorship
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I've had 3 dogs at one time; all german shepherds. I never knew what pack action was until then. You just have to make sure they know who that alpha leader is---you.
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