Ep #2: Should I Get a Second Dog: The best age, gender, and timing for adding a second dog

Are your kids begging for another puppy? Do you think your current dog would love a friend, or that a puppy would help resolve separation anxiety or an abundance of energy?

Today's episode will walk you through the questions to think through before taking the leap and share the BIGGEST mistake I see when people add a doodle puppy to their family with another dog.


  • Your “Why” (1:20)
  • How will your current dog fare? Does a second dog help with separation anxiety or with a reactive dog?(3:53)
  • Is it the right time and is your first dog the right age? (8:31)
  • Gender: Choosing a male or female (12:46)
  • Costs (14:08)
  • Biggest Second Dog Mistake (14:41)
  • The Joy a Second Dog Brings (16:36)

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corinne the doodle pro

oh hey there!

I’m Corinne, The Doodle Pro™


I get it.  You’ve tried training your doodle with what worked well with other dogs or for other trainers. 

(Maybe you’ve noticed that didn’t get your doodle as calm or happy as you hoped.)

That’s why The Doodle Pro™ does things differently.

All of my training methods are positive, research-based, and doodle specific. When should a doodle get their first grooming? How do you stop a doodle from barking? How can I stop my doodle from jumping on guests? When should I get a second dog? How do I help my doodle with separation anxiety? 

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