Hi there, I'm in search of some sound advice from people who know their doggies! So myself and partner are considering getting a puppy however do work full time. We would however look to get a dog walker, who would initially come by twice a day (once mid morning and once mid afternoon for two half an hour sessions) to take the puppy out to empty his bladder etc and then once the puppy was old enough take out for a longer 1+ hour long walk around midday. We're quite lucky in that we have a garden which then backs out into a private residents park, meaning it would be very easy for us to take him on walks before and after work in addition to the dog walker. We also spend a lot of our weekends on long walks and often find ourselves saying 'if only we had a dog right now...' or 'this would be perfect for a dog'. Although I feel the dog would get a lot of exercise, I do worry it could be left for 4/4.30 hours alone at a time and therefore could get lonely or distressed. We have been undergoing quite a lot of debate on this so any options/shared experiences would be welcome! Also should note we are looking to pick up the puppy at 10-12 weeks and would look to take 3 weeks between us off work. So the puppy would be 15 weeks once left alone for the first time.