Introducing a Second Dog into Your Home

Introducing a second dog into your home can be a decision filled with joy and laughter or turn into an emotional rollercoaster that leaves you with one unhappy animal and the potential for ruination of your current household items. The key to bringing a second dog into the home lies in preparation that takes several aspects of the decision into consideration.

Consider the bond between you and the current dog, for instance. Dogs have a tendency to either bond extremely closely to their owner or to barely give you a look whenever you leave or return home. If the relationship between you and your dog is akin to the relationship between a parent and child, the very idea of introducing a second do into the household is one that should be considered with a healthy does of wariness.

Another consideration is the bond that may or may not develop between …

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