I recently booked a male pup from a breeder.... I have a few questions and suggestions. A little background may help:
I'm 32 and live in melbourne, Australia in a suburb. I dont need a working GSD as I have no sheep or livestock or a huge property for my pup to work. All I need is a loving loyal, healthy good looking male GSD. Why GSD u ask? cause I beleive thats the only dog I have ever loved and liked and then ofcorse Labs. Coming back to the point.
I have a medium to Large back yard. I have two kids 3 and 5 yrs. My wife doesnt like dogs to come inside the house she believes its more work as in vacuuming and all that. My brother who lives with me has an older DOG(Male Bull Arab(an australian Breed) x Mastiff) who is around 2.7 yrs old. His dog is an outside dog. I work around 7-8 hrs a day on a 5 day week schedule. My wife and kids stay home. I come home from work take spend the time indoors.
My concern is I want the pup to develop a strong bond with my family and specifically with me.
So am trying to figure out if I bring him up as an outside dog will he still have that level of bonding as an inside dog. Cause I was thinking when I am out at work he will spend time outside with the other dog, when I am home I want him with me all the time. Will this not confuse the pup? Is it fair on his part to be moved outside during day and inside during night while am awake and outside to sleep in his kennel?
Please share your thoughts on this idea.