July 6, 2012
Some people believe that having two dogs is easier than one - they have someone to play with. This may be true in some instances, but I find that two dogs will get in twice as much trouble
It is helpful to have an older dog around when training a younger one. Monte swerves as a role model to reinforce commands and provide an example for new ones. There are a few disadvantages too. Twice the food. Twice the medical bills. Twice the time to train and exercise - sometimes more.
The next day, I got up at sunrise and walked Chumley to the park before serving him breakfast. He got crated while I walked Monte to the park. In the meantime Lisa got up and took Chumley for a walk around the neighborhood. A double walk, but I was able to stop her before she fed him. The extra exercise didn't seem to be an issue with his Panosteitis.