I had a bit of a different experience than the previous posts. We had two dobes for a short while but came to the conclusion that we are strictly a one dog home. Considering work commitments, other activities and monetary constraints as well as the personality of our first Dobe - a single dog works out better for us and we think better for our single spoiled puppy (2 years old).
Time is a huge factor because you want to give both dogs the attention they deserve and its important (i think) to give them individual time with you, for training or affection or whatever. We were really looking forward to the two dogs being able to wear each other out but then we realized that spending time with Abby (walking, jogging, playing hide and seek, fetch, etc.) was what we enjoyed the most about having a dog and we didn't' need a 2nd dog just to wear the 1st one out.
Ditto I agree did the two dobes and the one dobe, I prefer the one dobe, and so does our dobe, all the toys, couches, and love is ALL THEIRS!!!!!!!!!
I loved both the dogs, and when it was time for the other to pass I missed that little personality, waited and thought I would get another and as time went by we had a family decision we all liked having one dobie in the house.
Some people love having more than one whatever you decide to do, the only thing I suggest is let the little pup mature, there are many stages along the way to adulthood. It is kind of like having kids to close together the other one is pushed along to grow up quick when their inner time clock is not ready. Enjoy the pup and get a good solid start on rules, training and bonding with the family.
I think three is nice, two years olds sometimes slip a little
short term memory at their convenience only of course kinda like teenagers lol.