I'm in a sort of weird situation where i babysit my mothers dogs - partly because of her ridiculously long working hours & partly because my dog had anxiety issues with being alone. Now i'm pretty much stuffed where Rexy (hers) & Molly (mine) cannot be seperated, so in getting rid of the anxiety she had for me, i've transferred it to him! I've watched her personality & behavior change dramatically. A dog who was once a social butterfly at the dog park, she will no longer play with other dogs, her obedience when he is around goes out the window, if he decides to play up - she will too, if we go anywhere without him she is just miserable - she has changed into a completely different dog and it sucks! More or less he is going to be my dog if there comes a time where i cannot be near my mother anymore & i love him to bits, but i really miss my old gentler Molly & after them i will be sticking to the one dog.
It probably sounds selfish but i want a dog who's focus is on me & pleasing me & not the other dog.