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  • 2 dogs and yes. I believe in the Noahs ark theory. But we do spay and nueter. LOL
  • I have one dog and two cats. I feel overwhelmed sometimes with just one dog. He is very demanding, in every possible way. As much as I love animals, I could not handle one more pet. Especially not another dog.
  • 2 dogs. In a fairly small house. Oh it's a disaster alright. I wouldn't have it any other way.
  • I agree with Sinister, I also have 2 cats and 1 dog. Although I love my dog dearly he requires so much attention I couldn't imagine having more than just him.
  • I had three dogs at one time and I don't find it any more difficult than it is having one like I have now.
  • Right now I'm down to just one but I've had as many as four Newfoundlands. That's a lot of dog. No, it isn't easier. Two is nice. I usually do have two and prefer it. But you really have to be pack leader when you've got 3 or more dogs.
  • We have 2 dogs, 5 and 9 yrs old. Four cats...ranging in age from 3yrs to 14years and two parrots, my cag is about 10 (can live to be 70) and our Sun Conure who is about 14. The dogs probably vie with the parrots for "Quality Interactive Time." The cats a bit more laid back....Shasta likes to sit behind my butt while I'm on the computer, or on the desk. Sadie has HER time with us between our heads watching TV at night and/or sleep time. Sipper is everywhere and into everything she can get into, an equal opportunity pixie! And Sam, is a recluse, who prefers to live up stairs with our 20 yr old son as his main human provider of affections required...sleeping on K's butt or back and driving him nuts with the number of BTU's a cat can produce at any given time in slumber. I generally prefer to have at least a couple...could be a dog and a cat...or two of one, or as we have...any combination. Unless the animal in question makes it quiet clear that THEY DO NOT WANT OR APPRECIATE HAVING A BUDDY...NO THANK YOU! I also believe two or more are happier, and more relaxed and entertained by "friends" when I am not available or am disposed. We already HAD several animals when we adopted Sadie. SHE would not mind if we drowned some of the others...Shasta (who..even being the eldest cat, takes great delight in picking on her, since she slapped him upon her arrival about 5 years ago..talk about holding a grudge!) and my Hannah dog, who on occasion gets cornered by SADIE THE SADIST...just because SHE CAN...(EVIDENTLY a dog needs a reminder of exactly WHO is QUEEN, on occasion!) Not all dogs or cats WILL cheerfully accept or enjoy having a buddy..however...and so they would be happier being "KING DOG/CAT" of the house. It's important to remember this bit of truth!
  • I have two dogs, and I find that they keep each other entertained. I find it hard to take them outside, because sometimes they like to go separate ways, but you easily solve it by pulling one the same as the other...When we only had one dog, Winston was super depressed and wouldn't move around much...then we got Tao and he's been more lively...
  • We have two dogs. I do think it's a bit easier on the dogs when we are away from home. They have never been crazy for each other, but tolerate one another and keep each other company. However, we tried adding a third dog to the mix and it was a nightmare. I found that two dogs is two dogs, and three dogs is a PACK. All three dogs changed a lot and tried to fight for dominance. Fortunately, we found the third dog a good home and our dogs relaxed into their old selves again!
  • we have 2 'babies' and over the last 15years we have had them its been great ...they keep a look out for each other and are great mates and we think that its been so much easier with the two of them as they have each other if we have to go out for the day
  • I have four dogs and two cats. I'm at my absolute limit! But I do think having multiples of a species is easier, because they have companionship among themselves. One dog alone can demand much more attention than two or more. The bed gets very crowded (if you allow that), new additions require time to find their niche and vet bills can be a challenge - but with patience it all works out. My dogs go on an off-leash walk every day at the local dog park (or sometimes a hike in the woods), and it's my favorite part of the day as well as theirs. If you can do this with your pups, I highly recommend it.
  • I have 17 (yes, 17) dogs that live in my house. They're mostly small dogs that I show in conformation, but are also loved companions! Believe it or not they all get along great and do entertain each other. It's like having a daycare all day long for them. You'll see them break off into packs and play sessions. Some are closer to each other than others... it's interesting to see. I learn so much about dog behavior and language. When I do remember having only one dog, it had its positives and negatives. You got a lot of one on one time with the dog. My first dog is best trained, obedience wise. However, he's so glued to me that it makes it difficult for other people to handle him. Maintenance wise, I think it was easiest at about 4-5. (Remember, I have small dogs that are all under 7 pounds) I don't recommend my lifestyle to many, in fact most people think I'm down right insane! But I'm not. Or at least I hope not. :)
  • 5 dogs.
  • 3 Chiuahuas. It's easier for them as dogs, like humans, I believe need interaction and attention. So when the family leaves for a while...its not just one dog all alone. Its 3 keeping each other company. :) And our 1 can who thinks she's a dog is also in with the gang.
  • I used to.Now I just have one.It's easier that way.Less cleanup:)
  • We have 2 dogs. Easier, when we are not home they keep each other company. We had a doxie but she passed on and the dog we have now moped around until we got another dog. Makes it easier, yes, definately.
  • i have 2 little dogs and they're little fu*kers. Never do a thing I tell them to. Cute as anything though, gotta love them.
  • I have 2 dogs tho the second we have only had for a year. My other dog is 11 in a week and we were worried how she would take to a puppy. Thankfully they get on very well...the pup adores my older dog and my older dog plays when she feels like it but keeps the pup in her place. They are great company for each other when I go out :)
  • i have lived w/ 3 cats, and 2 dogs( a rat terrier and a great dane) in the house and 2 other dogs(spitz and austrailian shepherd) outside.the dogs in the house got along very well the rat was 4 yrs old and the dane was 21/2.though a squeaky toy could cause a major disruption,and disagreements on ownership.i now just have the rat terrier and i m thinking of getting another dane!
  • lol i have 8 dogs in all shapes and sizes. tho i live on a farm. multiple dogs are great IF you have the time for them. never get more that you can share love with. i am lucky i get to stay home my hubby works. so i can spread the love with my 8 dogs and many many cats. but remember i live on 10 acres. eveyone is not in my house
  • I have two great danes (had three but lost one less than a year ago), a great dane/bull mastiff mix and a beagle. They all live in the house. They all get in bed with me when hubby gets up for work! I'm home all day with them and am able to give them all lots of love, in fact, my life pretty much revolves around my dogs! I do live on 20 acres and have a lot of woods with trails, so I can easily walk them without having to have them on leashes. When we were in the city with 5 dogs (sometimes an extra as we fostered great danes, also), I certainly couldn't walk them all together by myself, it was a group effort! I have to have a minivan (thank God for stow-n-go seats!) so I can take them anywhere. It's a joy to have them all, and I couldn't imagine life without any of them, but it's a lot of work...and a lot of food! Actually, they are letting me know that it's time for their morning romp in the woods, so I'd better get moving! lol
  • I have two dogs, Toby<<< (in the pic) & Seamus. I bought seamus to keep toby compamy because she was lying around, & getting depressed, i have to say seamus has brought life back into Toby i've never sen her run around so fast and want to play so much lol :) I think it's easier!
  • We got a second dog last year to keep our other one company, and the first is much happier now. I love having two dogs because I don't feel as bad about leaving them when I go to work; however, it is more expensive and more work to have two.
  • I have four dogs at home: a 10 year old husky male, a 9 year old yellow lab female, a 7 year old mix breed male and my cousins 11 year old mix breed female. I also care for my boyfriends 2 year old rottweiler male and a 4 month old cat. I love them all, but I think that I am over worked with them all!!! It was easier when I only had one or two.
  • I have four dogs Tara age 5 Rottweiler, Shem aged 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Kito aged 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lou Lou Aged 13 Papillon. Well It is lovely having lots of dogs but it is quite a lot to handle it would be nice to have just the one we started with but now i wouldent give any up for anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • YES!!! One of my dogs came from a VERY ROUGH unknown past. He was very upset all of the time and there was nothing that my husband or I could do for him. We got him a friend and he seems to be doing better. They live in their own private dog universe and I see them doing dog things together this makes me very happy.
  • I have one chihuahua pup, but we are getting another one in 2 weeks. I took him for a weekend visiting family and they have 4 dogs (ranging from large to teensy) and he just blossomed while he was running around with them. That made me realize that we needed two. I also have 5 rabbits and many other non free range pets.
  • I have two dogs and I don't find it easier or harder. But I'm a true dog lover (animal lover really) The hardest might be keeping up with vet check-ups but then they send a card in the mail. I have trained my dogs so it works out for all of us as far as potty time, walks etc....They in return give me double the love.
  • i have 4 dogs and am getting another puppy soon. when i was younget i had only one, but he ogt bored and distructive, more dogs gave him someone to play with all day ... killed my garden though, and i had to put in a massive dog door! the food is more expensive and the training harder, but i find seeing all of them playing and sleeping together to be far too rewarding to deprive my dog of it
  • I am having 3 dogs now. I think I am ok with that because my house has a big park for them to run around and play among themselves. http://www.puppy-training-at-home.com/
  • I have 2 dogs and I love them both, but it can get really hard to take care of them both together. They are always jealous of each other and taking them for walks together is pure torture! But.... in the long run, its fun to have 2 doggies to love :)

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