First Time Dog Owner Interested In Australian Shepherd

I’m a 25-year-old, who lives in the Bay Area, looking to become a first-time dog owner sometime in the near future. The past year or so I’ve done extensive research on finding the right dog to build a strong relationship with. Australian Shepherds have drawn my attention due to their high level for exercise, intelligence, and trainability.

The only problem is that I live in an apartment and work in the city usually 8-9 hours a day. I’m not exactly sure as to where I will be from a professional standpoint down the road as I’m currently looking to transition jobs. So it’s uncertain if my next job will have a dog-friendly office or allow pets.

I’ve heavily considered using dog walking/daycare services or asking family/friends to help walk them during the day. Overall I was interested in asking the community if managing an Aussie would be possible under these circumstances. Obviously not the most ideal situation but the main goal would be to give them the adequate time and environment they could thrive in.


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