• Feb 7, 2020
to us It is sometimes so cozy "in a skin" a sobakovladelets that inconvenient thoughts appear: whether not to make one more canine friend? This decision can how to double your joy of communication with pets, and to turn back accident. What should be considered when choosing the second dog?

Age, breed and size of dogs

Many consider that that it was not boring for dogs, it is better to take pets about one age or at all to take two puppies from one dung. Well, boringly for you, most likely, will not be. Approximately by 2 years of a dog begin to compete, and sometimes quite cruelly. Means, you are expected by infinite entertainments in the form of prevention of fights. And to reconcile dogs peers – a task not from simple. Therefore it is the best of all if the age difference makes not less than 5 years.
If you have an adult dog, and you decided to get a puppy, chances that everything will pass smoothly, raise. However and in this case there are nuances.
If you had a representative of small breed, and you took in the company of a cub of larger breed, everything can well develop. But if the old resident absolutely tiny (a chihuahua or a Yorkshire terrier), you have to watch that the growing-up clodhopper accidentally did not cripple the senior companion during the games.
If you have an adult dog of large breed, and you want to get a small puppy, in advance be convinced that your loyal friend treats tiny relatives kindly. Otherwise it can take the beginner for potential production and even to kill.
of the Dog approximately identical by the size even if will fight or will start too rough game, will hardly be able to put each other mutilations.
Consider also pedigree features. If you have "wildish" dogs, such as huskies, it will be more difficult to them to get on "in collective". If it is about more infantile breeds (for example, golden retrievers), everything will pass more smoothly.

Paul of dogs

Is considered that it is easier for heterosexual dogs to get on together. However there is a set of exceptions of this rule. Besides, twice a year (during a techka at boughs) you should think how to isolate pets from each other.
Same-sex dogs are more inclined to the competition. And many think that two "girls" get on better, than two "boys". It is not absolutely right. Boughs often arrange much tougher "dismantling", than dogs.
Also consider
that does not perceive the castrated dog of a bough as "man". For it it is represented to another suky, just even more low rank. And the relation is formed corresponding.

Vital space

First, is necessary for each dog personal space. Secondly, prepare that there will be a competition for especially attractive corners. For example, for proximity to your favourite chair or to the dining room.
If to allow overpopulation, your canine friends will constantly have an enormous stress.
it is fraught with
A as various diseases (including gastritis, cystitis), and problem behavior (pets begin to mark corners in the house, loudly bark, become more aggressive).

two dogs will Be able to get on in one house: formula

Sofya Baskina, этолог, the specialist in correction of behavior of dogs, developed a formula which will help you to understand whether it is worth getting the second dog and what chances of quiet joint life. Of course, it does not guarantee success, but increases the probability of safe succession of events.
we Will review the following example. Let's say we have a Labrador of 5 years and huskies of 3 years. Chances are how high that they will be able to be friends?
Indicator How to consider the First dog (points) the Second dog (points)
Age 1 point for every year 5 3
Origin Primitive breed: +1 point
"Infantile" breed:-1 point
-1 +1
Paul Dog: +1 point
of the Bough:-1 point
the Castrated dog:-1 point
+1 -1
an emergence Order in the house the Dog was born at you: +2 points
the Dog appeared the first: +1 point
+1 0
State of health Disease:-1 point
Disability:-2 points
0 0
Total 6 points 4 points
The less difference in points, the are higher the probability of the conflicts. And correction of behavior in this case can be not too effective.
If the difference makes 2 points (as in our case), correction can become successful, however it is necessary to approach the organization of space responsibly.
If a difference 3 points or is more, then even in case of already arisen conflict competent correction of behavior will be able to help you to make friends pets.
the Choice of the second dog — extremely responsible question. On you responsibility for those who already live in your house lies. And it is sometimes better to refuse the new pet, than to do both own life, and life of both dogs intolerable.

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