We have a female puppy lab and are looking to get another puppy. Any thoughts about whether a male or another female would be a better companion for her?
We have a female puppy lab and are looking to get another puppy. Any thoughts about whether a male or another female would be a better companion for her?

The big question is WHY? Don't get another puppy to "solve" issues with current puppy, Don't make double the work, Train current puppy to be the dog you want her to be, with your focused attention and work. When she's that (generally 18 months +), THEN think about dog #2.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Do not assume that we are looking for another puppy to solve any problems. We are very happy with our puppy and are excited about getting another. The question was, would 2 females or a male and a female be the best combination?
Do not assume that we are looking for another puppy to solve any problems. We are very happy with our puppy and are excited about getting another. The question was, would 2 females or a male and a female be the best combination?

It depends on what sort of temprement your current dog has but I would seriously wait until she is a little older as it is really hard to train one pup let alone 2.
Do not assume that we are looking for another puppy to solve any problems. We are very happy with our puppy and are excited about getting another. The question was, would 2 females or a male and a female be the best combination?

It was a QUESTION. I personally think that a puppy deserves most of your attention during the first year. Have you done training classes? Is your puppy spayed?
As far as genders, I think that opposite genders (spayed/neutered) or two males (neutered) are the easiest combos of 2 dogs. 2 bitches are often more problematic, particularly with inexperienced owners.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com