Managing A Multi-Dog Household

Abby, a Beagle/Bulldog mix, and Remy, a handsome Pit bull napping while I write this post.

A few pet parents have asked me how do I manage a multi-dog household and this is what I tell them:

  1. Exercise is the #1 ingredient and the most important of all. If your dog is tired, chances that he will have the energy to get in trouble highly decreases. He can run, walk, hike, etc.
  2. Each dog needs to have his own area for eating. If you use a crate, great!
  3. Never leave your dogs loose in the house while you are out running errands
  4. Manners! Dogs have manners so there will be no pushing, pawing, steeping over one another, etc.
  5. Do your best to spend a few minutes with each individual dog

I have Abby and Charlie as my dogs and demo dogs, but I also get my clients’ dogs that stay with us for short and extended times so I make sure that my pack gets along with each other. Now, aside from what I listed above, you, the pet parent, have to practice being a zen person. What is that? A zen person lives peacefully and has a sense of bliss. Yes, this may be the hardest part for most of us to do, but this is good for our dogs, and for us as well. Any questions? Stay safe.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. doggycrush says:

    Wow, Abby and Remy look so adorable and peaceful while napping together! As a pet owner, I’ve always wondered how to manage a multi-dog household effectively, and your advice is truly valuable. Prioritizing exercise and ensuring each dog has their own eating area makes perfect sense. It’s also great that you emphasize manners and spending individual time with each dog. Your tips show that a harmonious pack can be achieved with proper care and attention. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, it’s greatly appreciated!

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips on managing a multi-dog household! It’s great to hear about the importance of exercise, individual eating areas, and manners for each dog. It’s clear that you prioritize the well-being and happiness of each dog in your pack, which is admirable. And your advice to practice being a zen person is a great reminder that a peaceful and positive attitude can make a big difference. Thanks for sharing your insights with us!

    1. Marcela says:

      Your welcome! Thanks for your input.

  3. Thank you for sharing your valuable insights on managing a multi-dog household. It’s great to hear about the importance of exercise, manners, and individual attention for each dog. As a pet parent, it’s crucial to create a harmonious environment for all dogs in the household, and your tips can be incredibly helpful for those who are struggling to manage multiple dogs. Your emphasis on practicing Zen and maintaining a sense of peace is also an essential reminder that our energy and emotions can impact our furry friends.

  4. Multi-dog households definitely have some entertaining moments, don’t they? 🙂

    1. Marcela says:

      You don’t know the half of it! Just when you think everything is going right, one of your furry kids manage to cause chaos at home, park, vet, you name it. But I’ll be honest when I say that it’s never boring, and although at the end of the day I sleep like they paid me, I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.

      1. Having more than one dog for quite some time, I know exactly of which you speak. Here’s to multiples! 😊

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