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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

12/5/2010 6:17:00 AM

good article, thanks

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June   Tempe, AZ

3/31/2010 5:59:54 PM

Excellent suggestions. We have always introduced our dogs on neutral territory, and they have always gotten along great. The only problem we've had with this is about 6 months after adopting one of our dogs, she started showing outward signs of dominance over the other 3 dogs. She was getting 2 of them by the throat and causing puncture wounds on one of them. Being that she was so much bigger than the other 3, they didn't even stand a chance against her. After working with our trainer and veterinarian on this matter, we had to find her a new home where she was the only dog. She was as sweet as sugar with people, but she definitely could not be around other dogs.

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Cheryl   Kansas City, KS

3/31/2010 7:20:36 AM

These are some good suggestions, but I think it varies with each dog.

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Maggie   Lancaster, PA

3/31/2010 5:29:10 AM

excellant suggestions.

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Genevon Hinseth   Spokane Valley, WA

3/30/2010 11:25:53 PM

I once got a dachshund (Zaida) to be a companion to my toy poodle (Sunshine). They got along most of the time. Unfortunately, the dachshund occationally attacked Sunny for no known reason, and had a grip that was unbelievably strong. (I later learned that dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in Germany. whew! No wonder!) She was a real lover towards me at all times so I did dearly loved her, but for Sunny's sake, I had to find another home for Zaida. I hope/think we're all a lot better off now.

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sk   nh, CT

3/30/2010 10:26:53 PM

thanks

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Jonathan   serwer, MS

3/30/2010 7:31:40 PM

I have 5 dachshies :) SO CUTE. But, they are a TON of work.

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Chris   Zachary, LA

3/30/2010 6:30:35 PM

How important is it that both dogs be of the same breed or general age?

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S   sawyer, MI

3/30/2010 6:28:13 PM

Good article

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

3/30/2010 4:59:50 PM

Thanks!!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/30/2010 4:39:43 PM

I like having several dogs.

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Karen   Wawa, ON

3/30/2010 3:28:40 PM

I've always had 2 dogs and at times 3. 2 dogs are perfect as I find they comfort each other and are twice the fun. I never knew my one dog was so funny until I got the second. It's better than TV. And unfortunately, when one passes away, I had the other to comfort me. I just have one now but am looking for a second as it's just not the same without 2. One caveat, if you think that your one dog's perfect behaviour will rub off on the second, think again. A second dog with bad habits just teaches the first all the bad habits. Well worth it though.

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Melissa   Farmington, NM

3/30/2010 7:52:55 AM

More dogs is more fun for everyone!

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Bobbi   SF, CA

3/30/2010 7:32:58 AM

Since I'm more of a cat person, one dog would be plenty!

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