should we get a second dog — yes (+66)

pros

  • twice the cuddles and licks (+9)
  • companionship for first dog (+4)
  • two dogs working together can perform more interesting tricks (+4)
  • more puppy playfulness (+2)
  • dogs can entertain themselves, giving us more 1-on-1 time (-6)

cons

  • the puppy phase is challenging (-3)
  • more vet trips (-2)
  • extra bathing / grooming required (-2)
  • it's harder to find a sitter for two dogs (+0)
  • more barking (+1)
  • the dogs might not like each other (+1)
  • it's harder to travel anywhere with two dogs (+4)
  • harder to find a place to live with two dogs (+6)
  • more waking up at night (+7)
  • when one dog dies, the other will be heartbroken (+7)
  • coordinating puppy school is harder when you already have an adult dog (+8)
  • more expensive (+10)
  • more barking (+13)

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