Hi all, I'm the owner of a new GSD male puppy. Also first time dog owner.
We're a suburban family of four. As a working couple with busy jobs and kids in school all day long plus classes in the evenings, I know we won't be able to spend as much time with our puppy as he might need.
Heck, he'd probably love it if we worked/played with him 10 hr/day!
We're building a small play pen for him in the kitchen area plus he spends a lot of time on our deck with his toys. Also we have a large fenced in backyard (maybe 1/10th of an acre for the backyard).
So work days are busy but holidays are better when we'd walk him more, take him to a dog park, got for hikes etc.
I saw him play with his two siblings yesterday when we went back to the kennel for a visit and that made me realize we could never play with him as much.
So I'm thinking of getting a second GSD puppy, a girl. That way he'll have a companion for life.
Also I'm ethically conflicted about snipping away his stuff so maybe if he has a girl they could have litters as well.
So what are your thoughts about getting a companion and also not getting them spayed/neutered?