Jexa Posted July 10, 2012 Report Share Posted July 10, 2012 Would anyone care to help me make a decision about whether to end up with 3 dogs? We currently have 10 month old Rudder, and my husband's one demand is that in about a year we get a lab puppy. I'm all for this, but both of us are pretty much head over heels for a BC in a rescue (see the rescue board and you'll understand!). My husband is all for getting 3 dogs total, but I'm not sure. We have a big backyard, the funds to take on the extra expense, plenty of room in the house, and are very active, but I don't know what it would be like having that many. I've never had more than 2, and have heard that a third is exponentially more work (which I can believe), and that it totally changes the human/dog interaction with three. I guess my biggest concerns are that 3 would take too much extra work and energy..it's just a big unknown for me since I've never had that many. What else should I consider? Some other considerations for our situation: we're military, which means we will likely rent for several more years...I haven't found much info on it, but I worry that some rental places may cap the number of dogs allowed to 2, limiting our choices. Does anyone have any experiences with that? Military also means moving every 3-4 years, though after moving my horse 2,000 miles an extra dog would be nothing You haven't been overwhelmed until you have a 16.3 hh, high strung, hot ex-racehorse who's been in the trailer he hates for 800 miles, and your overnight stall in the middle of nowhere was falsely advertised and is in fact a dump, and now you have no where to keep him and about an hour to find someplace suitable to board for the night. I'm convinced that day took 3 years off my life. But enough rambling. I'd love to hear experiences from those who have gone from 2 dogs to 3 to help me make an informed decision. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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