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Old 10-05-2012, 03:05 PM

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I have a thread going in the pictures section about a little dog I have found, met and would love to get. I can't quite talk my husband into it though. He is afraid two dogs would create too much work. I don't see it that way but he is holding his ground. I am interested in what changed when you added another chi, was it really more work? I'd like to share this thread with him so please be honest whatever direction your answer takes.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:19 PM
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You (okay, your husband) may not believe this but getting a second made having our only EASIER!

Hope was very energetic and adding Ruby helped us enjoy each even more because we were not so exhausted trying to keep her entertained and out of things. She was a puppy, though and your sweet one is a bit older.

It also allowed me to obsess less over every little thing (she has chronic health concerns) because I had two.

Honestly, my husband adores the girls and is great with them but I manage their nutrition, health and daily care so he has not much an objection.

We both work full time outside the home so we have comfort knowing how much the girls love each other and have companionship when we are not there.
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Hi. I just recently added a 3rd dog to our household. A 2 year old chi named Moe. He joins a 12 year old yorkie mix and a 9 year old schnauzer mix. My husband was not on board for a 3rd dog at all. Through the rescue organization I was able to foster Moe for a week to see how he fit into our family. My husband fell in love with him. I won't lie. He has added a lot of work to my day. I have to feed the dogs separately now. I used to leave a bowl out all day and they would eat whenever. Since Moe will eat until he can eat no more, that isn't feasible. Truthfully, the other dogs have adapted well and it's nice to be on a schedule. Moe is not completely housebroken so he requires a lot of supervision and I clean up at least one accident a day. He also marks so I have that to deal with as well. He's crate trained but will mark through the cage if he isn't walked during the day so I run home at lunch time to walk him (funny, he can make it through the night without going potty). We also are in the process of training him on the invisible fence which he's doing very well with. All that said, I would not trade him for anything! He brings us such joy and he has perked up the older dogs with his playfulness. He is wonderful in the car and loves to camp with us. He is truly part of the family. I would see if you can foster the potential new addition for a short amount of time and see how it works out for you. That will give your husband a chance to see how he fits in. Good luck and keep us posted!!


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Old 10-05-2012, 03:32 PM
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2 dogs aren't really any more work. But it will be twice the expence for food and vet care and flea meds and worming ect..
Plus if you travel it is abit more involved with 2, expecially if you fly or take an train.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:34 PM
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I might give a different answer to "how was adding the third?" than I gave with adding a second! The second was simple. The third is the most easy going dog ever but it did add a layer of complication. Would not trade our wee one for the world, though as kkaiser said.

My only other caveat (I cannot believe that I did not say this in my first post) is that I am ALL for people having as many as they like IF they can adequately meet the nutritional and health expenses that a dog will require. Nothing infuriates me more than people wanting to add dogs when they cannot keep up with the cost of high quality food and consistent health care that their current dog(s) require. That is not fair to the dog(s) one has already. Knowing how you care for your sweet one, I understood that to go without saying for you!
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We were told by the breeder we can do a trial run. Also, we are fortunate to be able to give two a good home with all they need. Dual income no kids family!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:44 PM
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That is GREAT! Our dogs do reap the benefit of both my husband and I working. I tell them I have to go to work to buy their Ziwipeak!

We are empty-nesters. Our kids are grown and unfortunately for us, live several hours away but we do have the luxury of "living with no adult supervision"!!
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Adding a second dog was the best thing we did for our chi Gino at the time. It gave him a playmate while we were at work/school. And since Gino was such a great doggie, like Lady, it was super easy! Yes you have to buy more food, so a 4lb bag that used to last 2 months only lasts 1, not a big deal. And yes, the vet bills are double, so if finances are the reason for the hesitation (I don't think they are) then that is something to consider. I agree that the benefits totally outweigh any risks. And since he's not a puppy, it should be even easier. To be honest, adding a third dog was the best thing we did, lol. Now if I want to only take one with me, the other two aren't alone.
Bryan didn't want a third chi at all, he was so against it, wouldn't even look at the puppies I found. So I said, forget it, I'm going to do what I want to do since I pay for all the food, toys, clothes, and most vets bills. Not even a week after we got Leo, Bryan couldn't stop saying how much he loved having a new puppy and loved Leo. Your hubby will fall in love, just do the trial!! Keep us posted!!
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