on boredom barking and possible need for a friend?
I have a two year old non alpha male pyrenees/lab who is very friendly and barks his head off. We know that barking is part of the pyrenees qualities and are increasing his exercize and play time. We are wondering if he would be happier with a companion such as a shih tzu. We pick a shih tzu because they bark less and at this point, two huge dogs would be difficult.
We would like to know the following:
1. would a companion reduce barking from boredom?
2. what sort of dog (please keep it small and relatively quieter than the pyr) would you suggest?
Thank you in advance!