Is it better to have two dogs or just one? It depends on your goals, your budget, and where you live.
I live in an apartment in an urban neighborhood where the main streets are lined with restaurants and boutiques. I could probably have both of my dogs. I could park one at the local dog park and keep the other in my apartment. Or I could park the one that does all my dog walking and let the other do some.
I live in a house in the country, and it’s been kind of raining lately. I could keep my only dog inside and keep the other outside. But I have been told that a wet dog is a bad dog. I could keep both dogs inside. But I am told that an indoor dog is more likely to get wet and so is the floor. I could either keep the smaller dog outdoors and let the larger dog stay inside, or keep both dogs inside.
So, what do I do?
I could keep both dogs inside and let the larger dog stay outside. Both dogs would get wet (the smaller is much thicker than the larger) but I am told that the indoors dog is more likely to get wet. And inside dogs are more likely to chew, dig, destroy furniture, and whine a lot. A wet dog will require more baths each week. This will require more time and money from me and more energy from my dog.
I could keep both dogs outside and let the smaller dog stay inside and some other time dig holes, chew toys, destroy furniture, and whine a lot. A wet dog will require more baths each week and so will the indoor dog and floor. And outdoor dogs require more time and care and probably more energy. And so will both dogs at times. This would be a lot of work for me.