I am still looking at different breeds, trying to choose the correct one for our family, but as I talk to breeders many of them keep telling me that their dogs aren't very good when left alone during the day.
Now, I'm just wondering - surely most dog owners work, leaving their pets at home? Is this the wrong thing to do?
I am a student, I am out from 7.30am until about 3.30pm, my husband works similar hours. Next year, I will be able to work from home most of the time, but not always.
The idea of getting a puppy now, aside from my own impatients, was that it would learn that it is ok to be alone, rather than becoming completely dependant on me when I am home all the time.
Puppy wouldn't be completely alone, he would have the company of the cats, a bird and two guinea pigs and I only do those hours 4 days a week. It would also have exercise before and after work/ college and have kongs and other activities left for it during the day - and would be inside ( I plan on litter training until he is old enough to use the cat flap/ doggie door.)
All this talking to breeders is making me more confused! Oh, they were yorkie breeders, but the more I read about different small breeds, the more I come across this issue.