A few pet parents have asked me how do I manage a multi-dog household and this is what I tell them:
- 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.
- Each dog needs to have his own area for eating. If you use a crate, great!
- Never leave your dogs loose in the house while you are out running errands
- Manners! Dogs have manners so there will be no pushing, pawing, steeping over one another, etc.
- 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.