Dog Forum banner

one is the loneliest number... multi-dog households

9691 Views 1 Reply 2 Participants Last post by  crock
so, you've done some soul searching, and since you know that dogs are social animals, you are considering a multi-dog household. issues with this come up on the forum all the time, so we thought we'd throw together some links with helpful tips/useful information on having more than one dog in your house. in no particular order:

What to Expect: Introducing a Puppy to Your Adult Dogs

Problems Associated With Adopting Two Puppies at the Same Time - Whole Dog Journal Article

Multi-Dog Household Aggression - Whole Dog Journal Article

Raising and Training Littermates

More on Littermates

Multi-Pet Households

How to Prevent Resource Guarding in a Multiple-dog Household | Karen Pryor Clicker Training
Happy Together: How to Train Successfully in a Multi-dog Household

Living in a Multi-Dog Household
Managing the multi-dog household

a few videos

How to live with two dogs or even three dogs | Patricia McConnell | McConnell Publishing Inc.

from the forum:
if you haven't explored calming signals (dog body language) yet, and you are considering a multi-dog household, you should definitely check this out!

Calming Signals

many of the stickies here apply, no matter how many dogs you have

Training and Behavior Stickies

most of our informational stickies are "closed" to prevent confusion. if you have a question about anything you see/read here, feel free to start a thread on it. if you have a link/video that you would like to add to the sticky, please use the report button
then paste the link in the report box, as well as an explanation as to why you think it would be helpful, and the moderators will look it over and add it when they have a chance.
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 5
Not open for further replies.
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Another on multi-dog households:
  • Like
Reactions: 2
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Not open for further replies.