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    Default Multi-Cav Owners - I need your HELP!

    Are two Cavaliers better than one???

    I've finally got my hubby considering adding another cavalier to our family. I've always wanted a companion for Brodie. He is the greatest...I can't imagine life without him. I believe adding another Cavalier to our household will make my life a little easier too by eliminating my constant worry while I'm gone. I'm with Brodie most of the time but I actually have "separation anxiety" when I'm away from him. Knowing that he has a little buddy to hang out with would help alleviate my stress...and I know Brodie would love it!

    What is your experience? What are the pros and cons of having two Cavaliers compared to just one?

    p.s. I will be showing him your posts
    Lynn
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    I believe my dogs like being in a multidog home. There are a couple that would prefer FEWER dogs than we have-LOL

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    I don't have two cavaliers, but I do have 3 dogs. I always feel better leaving them together. When I come home, even though they all have their own beds they are always cuddled up together......I don't feel nearly as guilty leaving them when they have each other. Judy and Dixie

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrodieSkyward View Post
    Are two Cavaliers better than one???

    I actually have "separation anxiety" when I'm away from him. Knowing that he has a little buddy to hang out with would help alleviate my stress...and I know Brodie would love it!

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    I have 3 now and I think it's great..but I still worry about them when I am not at home with them......I really need to remember they are dogs not babies!

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    I have three cavaliers. I will always have at least two - I think they're great companions to each other!
    Cathy Moon
    India(tri-F) Geordie(blen-M)Chocolate(b&t-F)Charlie(at the bridge)

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    I have 3 cavaliers....and just about 6 weeks ago added the third. (a puppy mill rescue) I had been worried that adding a third would upset the bond between Molly & Max....it has done nothing but enrich all of our lives. One week ago Nora had to go to the vets for a full day there to have a tooth pulled and have a dental cleaning along with a few other things....so our Nora was not with us for about 9 hours. We missed her sooooo much!!!! It was so quiet and sad with her away.

    So...my answer is...two are better than one....and three are better than two!!! Although...I am NOT going to keep adding Cavaliers to see if it gets better and better.... three is all we can afford.
    Lynn
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    Ohhh yeah...and 2 human (20 & 21 yr old) "children"

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    I have a 6-month old blenhaim. I am already thinking of convincing the wife that we should have another one next year . Today I went to see a lady who may dog sit my Cav. once in a while in her house. She has SIX Cavaliers! They are all hers. She must be in haven!
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    Two is great, but bear in mind that unless you have a very placid, laid back Cav at the moment, there will be an adjustment process. They react differently. Some will fall in love with each other immediately; some will enjoy the company, and then look at you as if to say "Right, I've had my fun. Tell it to go home!". With others it may take 6 months to a year before they genuinely settle together. I found that introducing Amber really shook Holly out of her settled ways - she's much more active around the house than she was pre-Amber, although I notice she's developed this sneaky habit of letting Amber race for the item when playing fetch - and then tackling her when she's nearly reached me and pinching it!
    Holly - 7years
    Amber- 3 years

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    Our household has been a multi-dog home for decades now and I would never go back to just having one dog.

    Dogs are pack animals and they are so much more happy when they have someone to snuggle up with all the time... even when you need to go do the grocery shopping.

    I honestly can not think of a single disadvantage to owning two dogs (at least 2 small dogs). Can be a bit difficult to travel with 2 large dogs... but little... no worries.
    ~ Sam, Sonny & Beau ~

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    This is the day we brought Elvis home. Beauregard is 3 months older. Notice the "how could you?" look... and the smug satisfaction of the 12 week old puppy.

    Beau moped for a couple days, but they're the best of pals now and almost insperarable. I've taken both of them when only one needs to go somewhere just so the other doesn't have to sit at the gate and carry on.

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