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    bucilini is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultWe have a 3 year old yellow lab and are thinking of adding another lab puppy

    Hey all,

    Pretty much the title. We have a 3 year old yellow lab, he's very mellow and we are thinking of adding another chocolate lab puppy. My concern is that i want them to be good listeners and obey me as the master and not go off on a tangent on their own ( not sure if they will form a pack )Wanted to hear your thoughts on the pros and cons of it from people who have 2 dogs.

    thanks

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    Easier to have 3 than 2.

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    I had two and recently added a third. While they get along and play, etc., I also work with them separately and give each alone time with the humans. Never had a problem with them being more bonded to each other more than they are to me and family.

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    if you put the work with the new dog it will be as bonded with you an listen as well. Train separately and then together, spend time with each dog training an bonding an you won't have an issue.

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    Food, training time, and vet costs will be a bigger concern with multiple dogs than the pack not listening to you. I've run anywhere from 2 to 7 at a time and it's not a big deal.
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    Why do you say three is easier than two? We are adding a second in the spring and I was just curious.

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