German Shepherds are one of the most needy breeds in my experience. They NEED to be with people. Our dogs aren't allowed in our living room, and they know it, but Jackson will sneak across the floor trying to go unnoticed if we are in there, just so he can be next to us. If you have the puppy in the garage, be prepared to come in to a huge mess. They are easily bored as puppies and will destroy anything they can get their mouths on if left alone. If you can't have a dog in the house, consider if you really should get the dog.
When I was younger, our dog was an outside dog. We gave him alot of attention, but I will never have another outside dog again becasue I feel like he missed out on way too much. It wasn't my decision, but if you really do get a dog and leave him out of the house, PLEASE remember that they will be around for a long time, and you will have to be spending ALOT of time in the next 10-15 years outside with the dog.
Jackson- DDR/WGSL 5/5/10
Tinah vom Gildaf- DDR 4/29/13