We have been looking for a second dog. Our thoughts were two cavaliers are better than one but more importantly we felt that Hali (3 years old) would benefit having a playmate Recent interactions included watching another cavalier for a week and she seemed to enjoy the male presence. A neighbors dog visits and she seemed "enamoured" with this dog, happy to see her, anticipating visits and looking outside to see if she was coming over. However, we noticed for the first time that she "drooled" when the neighbors dog was visiting. She has been in contact with other dogs, usually does not care is they are there or not but seemed visibly happy to see the dog.
The question is drooling? It can be an excited or stressful sign? We have been visiting a few breeders and Hali started drooling?
How do you know if it is a good thing to bring in a companion or not? Hali is 3, we are looking at all ages of dogs? What is the best age to bring in a new dog. Male or Female? We are finacially capable and emotionally want another dog but how do you know if it is the right thing to do??????
Hali has been our "baby", we are empty nesters, have a great yard and place for dogs to enjoy?
Thanks for everyone's input. Deb