Feb 22, 2024
Feb 22, 2024
This peace is specially meant for those dog lovers, who intend to bring another dog home. Let us find out why people bring home an additional pup? Often people do it to provide company to their existing dog. Sometimes, people feel that bringing home a mate for their dog will help improving his psyche or help him release his pent up frustration. Some people do it to activate their lazy dog, presuming that a perky dog would activate the older one.
|Dogfather-first of all I wish to congratulate you for choosing such a wonderful name! I agree fully with you. When two puppies are brought together they grow like liitermates and seldom quarrel, unless an opposite sex enters in the house-then they forget the brotherhood and become animals (like us!). Most dog owners go for a trainer. It is like engaging a tutor for your child. The tutor may teach well but he can never teach the family values. Thus training your own dog should be the motto. Yes one can always learn how to train, but then it is like swimming-u may read N number of books on 'how to swim', bu u learn only after jumping in the pool! Thanks for your comments. Keep in touch.
|Mr Joshi thanks for writing this interesting article. I have 2 dogs (Rocco the Lab and Mojo the GSD) and I got them together. They are 1 year now and have grown up believing that they are brothers. A single dog may have issues of boredom and anxiety. Though there will always be the likelihood of agression, I believe that it is always the owners job to draw the boundaries. People do like to get their dogs trained but they do not want to go thru the pain of training the digs themselves. Dogs are pack animals and they always need a leader. If they are unable to find a leader among their human pack, they assume that responsibility themselves. That is a recipe for disaster whether you have one dog or many. In most cases its the human who needs the training rather than the dog.
|Well Subodh you are right in the sense that a Lab and a Boxer both are playful breeds and go well with each other. Particularly a Lab always makes the adjustments. But some breeds like Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers etc never like the intrusion in their domain. In other words temperament has to do a lot in this adjustment. In India there are millions of dog owners who rear the 'Desi ones'-where temperament is almost impossible to predict. Thus the piece is meant for all kinds of owners and their all kinds of dogs. I always had a number of dogs and never faced any problem. But now in retrospective I realise that it was more because I had Labs as the 'senior' ones. At the last phase of my active dog rearing I did the mistake of bringing home a Minpin, while the Chi was already there. And the fights they had-fortunately I had retired by then and I was around to control them. And lastly not only other dogs, often senior dogs do not tolerate the new born infant in their terrain. Thanks for your comment.
|It's always wonderful and merry-making for single pet dog to be in company of another pet dog. I feel both will fight and enjoy the day and night despite lot of opposition and shouting by owners of the pet dogs. But i can visualize the way these pet dogs would enjoy the sharing the accommodation. May be some initial teething problem shall be there and that is bound to occur due to arrival of later pet dog and the senior dog will definitely show supremacy. Even then atmosphere,as a whole , of the house would turn-up fantastic. I love to add another Boxer sharing companion - ship with my 3-year old LAB