So I currently have a six month old cocker spaniel - chihuahua puppy. We got her when she was 10 weeks old. Training is coming along nicely. She is super playful and has quite a few tricks under her belt. But one thing we have noticed is that she has trouble being alone. She just LOVES being around other dogs (and people). For this reason I feel quite guilty when we have to leave her home alone a few hours a few days a week. I am considering getting a second dog AT SOME POINT. I know this will not cure her seperation anxiety and that is something we will continue to work on. However I have never had a dog that LOVES other dogs this much so this whole second dog thing is new to me. Any advice on this would be great. I have read that I should wait until she is at least a year old, but have also read that introducing a second dog while she is young is also good so that she does not get too used to being an only dog. Also from what I have heard, getting a dog of the opposite sex is the best bet in terms of the two dogs getting along. I'll also mention that I am open to the second dog being either older or younger than her. What do you think would be best? Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!