A Second Ai Dog
Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:00 PM
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:49 AM
You can do 2 same sex with the right personalities. Try to describe your dog's personality in your application and also give your dogs parents so Kim knows what lines. How is it with other dogs? Very submissive, very dominant, neither one nor the other but nobody's fool? How is your dog overall? Sweet and easily trained? A terror with respect to crating, etc? Any guarding behaviors with food or toys or you? etc. Give Kim some data to help match your dog's personalities. Most of the time things go very well but if you look through the forum there have been some difficult cases. From what I recall reading - 2 boys that took a very long time to integrate and 2 girls that were eventually split up. Difficult integrations don't happen often and it's good you are thinking about it. I'd bet for most people a second AID was one of the best decisions they ever made. I think the more information about your lifestyle and your current animals you provide, the better. Pack chemistry is a funny thing. It can be love at first sight -like you've never seen, it can be initially stormy but giving way to friendship equal to or exceeding the difficulty, it can be great initially then with a little teen big for britches. Rarely it can be difficult for an extended period that makes you question your choice. Also I can say that the bear dogs are little habaneros. Good luck and congratulations. As always the forum is here for your joys and your trials.
Edited by Sherab, 16 January 2019 - 09:50 AM.
Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:44 AM
For me personally, I like the plains type, hey I might be a little biased. Coffey, my sister's dog, is more from the Talhtan lines. He is a lovebug and cuddler, (which Tayamni isn't as much) but man 'little habanero' describes him EXTREMELY well!
That said the two dogs get along great, I think age was more of an issue. The older is a girl and the younger a boy. Tayamni was not quite 1 1/2 years when we got Coffey. I wish she was a little older to be able to help teach Coffey instead of becoming a sibling competitiveness (compete for treats, that 'twindian' thing sschenck described). Her personality is very independent thinking and yet submissive. Once bonded they take turns being the leader with each other. Still, I would have waited another year and let Tayamni mature a little more.
Kadar, don't know if this narrative helps. It's just my view about my girl. I know people who got a second AI dog with their first the same age as mine and it helped calm or mature the first dog. Different personalities????
The one thing I can say is if it is if/when the stars align I will definitely get a third!!!!!!!
Edited by Denise E., 16 January 2019 - 11:45 AM.
Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:12 AM
I have 2 boys and they are about 2 years apart. Took awhile for the older one to completely accept his little brother but now they are totally bonded, touching each other constantly. I call them the twindians. I wasn't sure if I wanted a male or female when I decided on a second one and I don't think it makes a difference with this breed, they are all fabulous!
I so hope Tehay will except and be happy to have a new baby sister !
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