Apologies in advance for the long post...
Mindy is now just over a year old. She is getting bored during the day while we're at work, and we are considering getting a second dog so she has some company.
Do you thing getting another dog would help to solve this, or will we just end up with two dogs chewing stuff? At the moment, she keeps herself occupied by coming up with inventive ways to get at the new and interesting stuff to chew on. To the point where she has climbed up on top of the shelter over the sandpit, got to the electrical cord plugged into a power socket (too high for me to reach) then dragged all the cord back through the fence into the yard and chewed up the battery charger at the other end.
We are going away next weekend and she is staying at a shelter that has a kennel as well. Would it be a good idea to pick a suitable dog (if they have one) and bring them home together, or should we let Mindy get settled back at home before introducing another dog.
We are looking at getting a desexed male dog, 1yr or older. Probably a little submissive as mindy seems very dominant. How long does it usually take before things settle down once we bring another dog home? And how can we help the process along?