I need some help
My name is Adi and I really love german shepards, and I want to get myself a puppy of one. This is indeed a few months away from happening but I wan't to be prepared by both knowledge and the items that I will need.
Basically, what do I need to keep a puppy happy? I know puppy's take alot of time, but I'm home for most of the day, only out by at most 6 hours (school) however there is 5 of us in the apartment in total so that would not be a problem. There would always be someone home.
Is it better to choose a male or a female GSD puppy? Which one would bond in a better way with the family? What do I need when it comes to crates, etc? Is it too difficult to teach a dog on where to pee/poop.
I do live in a apartment but its a really big apartment, and we do have a yard (which is TECHNICALLY a shared one but only us use it lol. There's no landlord (thats how it is in my country) so I'm sure there won't be any problems with that and my neighbours, well I already talked to them and they're fine with it). What kind of a leash should I have? Also what about ticks and measures against them? (I'd rather prevent than risk if possible).
I might have more questions which I'll ask further on with the thread, and in advance I would like to apologize if some of them are stupid but I really wan't to be prepared and not make any mistakes.