This is dependent on your situation. It is advised to only have as many dogs in your household that you are able to care for and afford financially (food, veterinarian appointments, etc.).

Older dogs in the household model both bad and good behaviors depending on how much training you have done with them in the past and if they have any problem behaviors currently.

Some dogs prefer to be alone and don’t like having other dogs in the household especially if they are used to living alone.

In addition, not all dogs get along with other dogs so adding another dog could lead to more behavior problems.

Anxiety triggers can be when a specific human family member leave home so having another dog in the household is not always the best option.

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