I need help! Several people have suggested and/or commented that Tulip might behave better and relax more if we had another dog in our house. Not a puppy, but an older, calm yet authoritative dog. It’s that whole pack mentality…and apparently, Tulip needs someone to put her in her place.
If you know us at all, you know that we’ve spent tons of money and time on this teacup yorkie. Between her seizures (yes, she’s epileptic), her barking and her dominant behavior, she’s the most high maintenance one in my house (and I have two babies!).
I grew up with only one dog at a time, so the thought of having two seems daunting. I also know that getting another dog could make things worse. What the heck would I do then? I don’t want a big dog (12 pounds max), so I know I’m limiting my options a bit. But 12 pounds is 4 times bigger than the runt we have now.
Please help me! I know a lot of you have more than one dog. Do you think this would help Tulip (and therefore make my house calmer) or make things worse. I don’t want status quo either. If it’s not going to help, then I don’t need another mouth to feed or potty time to monitor.