We have a 6m/o black lab mix puppy. She is very hyper and is constantly nipping at my kids when they are running and playing. I have been thinking about getting another dog for her to play with in hopes that it may calm her down. She is constantly digging under our fence to get to the dogs that live around us. Is it smart to get another dog around the same age for her to have a companion? I have watched my parent's dogs for the weekend a couple of times and that seems to be the calmest that Stella has ever been having them to play with.Answer Question
Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:32 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Feb. 5, 2009
Labs are very active. They are born to RUN,fetch and loves the water. How old are the kids? If they are old enough to walk your pup on a leach then have them do that. Dogs need walking on a daily exercise programme to make them happy. Even if they have a back yard to play in. When they are bored they dig. The energy needs to be expelled to make your pup a good dog. maybe older kids on blk will take your dog for the walk or to go to the dog park. Just like your kids they need to play. If you have other dogs that can come over and play and all get along , that is a wonderful way to expel negative energy. That's positive energy when they walk, run, play and be a dog. That's what they are. It's almost the same with kids. worn out kids are happy. Worn out dogs are happy. Supervise time with kids and dog so no one gets hurt.Turn all this into a good thing for all. Good luck, and God bless
Answer by doglovergranny at 2:22 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by KTMOM at 2:38 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
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