Hi all! I am new to the boards. I hail from New Jersey, USA. Our family has been blessed with our Golden Retriever; Petals. She is spayed and of good temperment. In fact, she is a pretty SUBMISSIVE dog to everyone OUTSIDE of the home especially all dogs. She appears to really like other dogs. They do not always like her, but she loves to play with them nonetheless. Anyway, she is now 2 years old in August a Purebred. We have kept in touch with her breeder who owns her Mother the Father lives across the street. Mamma dog is breeding with same Daddy again. This will produce an actual sibling for Petals. We have been thinking for over a year now that we would like to add a SECOND DOG. We are so in love with Petals and want another one to share our love with and for her to enjoy playing with. Petals is quite playful still. My question is how do I make it an enjoyable experience for Petals? I don't want her to feel sad. I want her to see this as a buddy for her to share her days with. Most people I know with 2 dogs say the transition went easy. None of them have actual siblings nor do they have the SAME BREED. One person I know sent it went HORRIBLY. He already had a SUBMISSIVE Lab and then added a Boxer. Once the Boxer was older it began to be VERY DOMINENT and the other dog STOPPED playing. This would break my heart! I adore my Petals and want what is best for her. Any suggestions?