I am trying to decide between getting two puppies or just one. There are so many reasons, good and bad, for going either way and I keep going back and forth with this decision. I know that I eventually want to have two, I'm just not sure if it's better to start out with two, or to get the second one later on. I'm already aware that it's more expensive with two and I'm assuming training is more difficult. I'm thinking more along the lines of how happy they would be. I'm assuming it would be an easier transition for them into a new home if they had a sibling there so that they weren't lonely. (If I am able to find two siblings that I want to get. I'm finding that I usually only like one puppy in a litter which means there is a possibility that if I get two around the same time, they would be from different homes.) Another positive thing is that they would always have someone to play with. I am a stay at home mom and my youngest will be going to school full time this fall. So, I will have a lot of free time on my hands, but that also means that I may decide to get a part time job later on. If there were two of them, they wouldn't be lonely if I was gone for a few hours a day a few times a week. Plus, I love watching two chi's play and interact with each other. Does anyone have any experiences of their own they would be willing share? Which way would you go if you had to choose and why? Thanks everyone! You're opinions are very appreciated.