When we were living in Mexico, one summer we took a long trip around the U.S. Unfortunately, we returned to our Mexican home to discover our two portable propane tanks, plus some other things, had been stolen from our yard and our locked side patio. No hot showers that first night home! This took place on a weekday when our housesitters were at their jobs. Here’s my blog post from then:
An American friend of ours in a nearby town lives with a very protective, very large Doberman and two other large dogs. She and her husband have not had any problems. We had lunch with her yesterday and she suggested we add another good-sized dog to be more of an outside dog. (LarryDog prefers to be inside a lot. Since he’s a senior citizen, he does have some rights.)
So we’ve been thinking about it. Our friend Rosie stopped in this morning with her two magnificent young Dobermans, and it was fun to see them running around our yard. But I wouldn’t want a Dobie like hers, as Kelly and I both spend so much time working on our computers.
I’ve never gotten a dog JUST for protection but I’d enjoy having another dog to love… and it would sure give me a lot to write about for this site! As it is, I have a nice little booklet on multi-dog households that touches on useful topics like how to train your dogs when you have more than one, how to help them get along, and the like:
Here it is, highly recommended: