I am unsure if the title is the easiest way to phrase my query. If this publish turned out to be a rant, I apologize upfront.Now we have a one-year-old German Shepherd, who’s after all slightly troublemaker at this age. We’re advised that we have to train him and provides him psychological challenges, or else he will get bored and turns into harmful. I take him to the canine park each weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) to socialize. I play fetch with him every morning earlier than work, ensuring that he is exercised to the purpose that he’ll stroll to the ball and flop all the way down to relaxation as a result of he is had sufficient working. I go away him with a kongball stuffed with treats and different toys whereas I am at work. I take him to doggy daycare two days per week. He is at the moment seeing a coach each week, so after work I apply with him the brand new expertise that we study from the coach.With all of that, I nonetheless really feel like he isn’t exercised sufficient. There are nonetheless days that I come house to discover a nook wall being chewed up or papers being shredded, and mornings that I get up to his mattress being torn into items. My husband has been overseas since September and will not be house till the summer season, therefore I am the one one taking good care of him. It has been lots of work and lots of stress on me, and each time I elevate my concern to individuals on the web, I get a “it is best to rehome your canine if you cannot give him your time and a focus.” We have been fairly depressed ever since my husband left, and we want one another’s firm. I maintain hanging on and telling myself that after my husband is again, every little thing shall be higher, as a result of all of our lives have been so significantly better when he was right here.Anyway, will there be some extent that my canine shall be completely content material being house by himself? I will not should spend hours working him and giving him my undivided consideration after I’m house. I can stroll him within the morning and play fetch with him after work, and I will not see any indicators of destruction from him. I will not should take him to daycare (or possibly as soon as per week as a substitute of twice per week), and he’ll be proud of the toys at house whereas I am away. Will there ever be such some extent?I am solely asking as a result of my husband and I are planning to have a child within the close to future. We do not need a child too quickly that we’ll should ultimately rehome our canine as a result of we will not find time for each the canine and the child. We additionally do not need to wait too lengthy, as a result of we need to maximize the time our child should develop up with our canine.Is there a candy age in canine that having a child could be okay? An age the place he’ll get together with the child and will not be unhappy if we now have to commit our time with the child and never with him 24/7? In fact we cannot neglect him, we’ll take him on strolls and to the canine park with the child, and we’ll play fetch with him whereas child’s having fun with the contemporary air. However we would like him to be okay if we spend time holding our child or altering diapers as a substitute of petting him.p.s: When you noticed one other publish with an identical title, I deleted that one accidentally.