Get a second dog? Get ready for something different.

Two can be more complicated than one. Here are some tips if you are considering having a second pet.

Roxy is one of those dogs that makes everything easy: “She loves everything, very little maintenance,” says Cameron Gearan about her casual lab mix. She never gets sick. She doesn’t bark.
When Gearen decided to introduce a second dog into her Chicago home, she thought the new addition would offer more of the same things. Her new dog, Zack, took a lot more time, effort and expense than Roxy. Although he has now happily acclimatized to it, Gearen said she has struggled through moments when she wondered if this new arrangement might work.

If you have a small dog, cutting up a lamb roll into tiny pieces is a cost-effective way to make healthy, bite-sized training treats. A 1-pound roll costs $6.98. Cut it up into the desired size, store most of it in a ziplock bag in the freezer, and leave the rest on the counter for immediate use.

It is a common experience.

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