Going from one dog to two dogs was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I began looking for a second dog when I noticed that my first dog seemed unhappy and lonely.
For the most part, the transition was really smooth and there were no big issues. However, when I came home from work one day, I realized that the living room was a mess. It looked like the dogs had literally chased each other in circles and knocked everything over. This continued to happen the entire week and without fail, I’d come home to a mess in only the living room. On Saturday, I dedicated the afternoon to watching them closely. I noticed one of the dogs lay down and my other dog tried to come sit with him. It looked like the second dog was nudging the first dog, which I thought was weird. It didn’t take long for the two of them to start arguing and chasing each other around the living room. This is when I realized what they were fighting over. There was one air vent low to the floor that the dogs were trying to sit in front of for cool air. When the air conditioning kicked on, it would push cool air out of that specific air vent with force, so both of the dogs were trying to get some relief. They both wanted to feel the cool air, but there wasn’t enough room in front of that air vent. After realizing this, I showed my second dog where another air vent was so he could enjoy the air conditioning as well.