Hi all, I’m new here and want to get some genuine opinions on my living situation. I live in an apartment (dogs allowed) and have a rather large balcony. I am a teacher and work full time time I would be gone (7.30am - 4.45pm) mon-fri. I have owned Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the past and had them living in apartments too with no problems but never a puppy. I am considering buying a puppy from a breeder soon but am unsure that this would be “fair” on a younger dog. I intend to have it go to daycare once a week and have a pet minder come in every other day to play with it in the middle of the day etc. I am aware of toilet training issues this will present but I believe I have enough experience to over come these in the long term. I’m more concerned about behavioural issues leaving a young pup alone for so long might cause. I obviously will take it for walks (longer as it gets older) both morning and night and spend quality time with him/her on weekends (I usually take my dogs with me everywhere possible when I’m not working). There are many dog parks around for evening and morning socialisation, puppy pre-school can easily be booked. What are everyone’s thoughts? Thanks in advance.