Puppy concerns with cats, two working adults
Hi! I apologize if there's a similar topic active right now (skimmed titles and didn't see one).
My husband and I are considering a GSD - or rather, he has signed off and is leaving the decision up to me.
I have a few concerns about having cats already in the house, and about having a puppy and a two career family. (No kids or other dogs.)
I've been in touch with breeders who have said that realistically, most people work and they figure it out. I have a short commute, telecommute option, and a petsitter nearby I can likely hire to help out with midday.
I've read that the GSD has a prey drive but that chances of success are higher with a puppy who doesn't really know anything other than living with cats. My husband isn't comfortable with risking an adult dog with the cats and would prefer a relatively blank slate.
I feel equipped to do right by a puppy, but I also have no personal experience with GSDs. I'm likely overthinking, but I'm wondering why the breeders haven't been more leery of me!
Any info or experiences on GSDs and cats would be welcome, and any insight regarding the fairness of a two career family to a puppy would be appreciated. Thank you so much!