When your pup is an adult, and no one is home, you may want to sometimes have him in the yard. But be aware this usually ends up with a somewhat torn up yard and possibly annoyed neighbors from all the constant barking.
I know I just crate my puppy in my bedroom for the first 6 months (or longer, they need to earn their way out of the crate with good behavior). Then they generally just have the run of the house.
I know alot of people like having a GSD as a possible deterrent for robberies and such. There is NO help by just having the dog in the yard (always barking at everything) or locked in the garage (unless that's where you keep you beloved family and valuables). Smart Burglars LOVE having the big GSD safe in the yard/garage so they can safely tear the house apart!
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