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I won’t lie. People think I am nuts. I have four dogs. That is in addition to my three daughters. I am also a single mom managing all seven souls in the house. I, personally, find it fairly easy to manage it all. But most people look at me like I have dour heads. My issue is that I have a weakness for dogs that had a rough start. Having an abusive childhood myself, when I hear of an abused animal seeking a new, loving home, I open my doors wide. Three of my four have stories that brought me to tears and my fourth was a puppy dump I found at 5 weeks old. I want them to have a wonderful rest of their lives, like I did, erasing any memory of abuse, neglect and pain. So far, I think I am on the right track. I find managing multiple dogs fairly easy overall but it does not come without its challenges! Here are some tips from a real dog mom of four!
Install a dog door for managing multiple dogs
My lifesaver. My time saver. My sanity saver is my doggy door. Make sure you have a fenced yard – and well fences as dogs tend to join together to dig really, really big holes -and a door you can install one in. If you have french doors to the yard, or a glass door, consider installing one in the wall. If you have a screen door, consider swapping it out with a pre-hung dog door screen you can get at your local hardware store. I installed mine myself and I am about as handy as a rock. So I have a dual system. One in the old door that I need to replace and one in the screen. The dogs navigate both just fine!
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Teach them to eat at one time
It seems to fascinate people that I can feed all four of my dogs at the same time in the same room. I guess I just never gave them another option. They don’t fight and none of them are especially food aggressive. Although, there have been a few instances and I just clap my hands and it stops. When you introduce a new dog, feed them all in the same room and stand there the whole time they eat the first week or two. If there are any sways from the bowl to try to take over another, insert your pack leader voice and correct them. This has worked every time as I have introduced new dogs over the last few years.
Give them adequate exercise
It is hard to walk four dogs at once, I won’t lie. So, unless my girls are with me, I don’t. What I do is take one or two with me on errands that will include a stop at a park or fun place to run. So, Joy will go with me to pick up the kids at school and then we will stop at the duck pond to let her explore. Or I will take One Eyed Jack to the hardware store to get a few things and stop at a small park on the way home. Every day, one or the other gets to get out of the house. On the days that we don’t, we get outside and run with the dogs to make sure they are getting their exercise in!
Love them unconditionally
All animals really want is love. While it can be hard to pet four furry heads at once, it brings great joy to me and my dogs. With three daughters who love these dogs more than any toy, they are never lacking the love that is necessary to show them that they can trust us.
Managing multiple dogs does not have to be hard. Nor does it have to be expensive. With the right tools, like New Adams™ Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs & Puppies, you can help save dogs from shelter in pairs! Trust me, it is totally worth it in the end!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adams™ Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs & Puppies.