I am currently and have been for sometime looking into getting a dog. However, depending who I talk to I am still a little undecided. First of all let say I am aware of how much of a commitment a dog is and I and a responsible person and wouldn't go a buy one willie nillie just because I want one. So here is my dilemma, I work average of 4 days a week and in general the days I am at work I am out of the house for around 10 hours. My week is normally broken up with a working pattern of some days here and some days there. After reading varying articles from dog owners and talking to friends that own dogs I still don't know wheather it would be fair getting a dog. My plan would be to walk the dog in the morning if I am on late shifts (1400-2300). Walk the dog in the evening if I am early shifts (0600-1600) I would also spend time with it on my days off. I would be limited for people dropping by during the day when I am at work but would be confident that I would be able to keep it stimulated by hiding toys for it to find and using feeding puzzles...etc. I would like to know peoples thoughts on the matter. I wouldn't like to get a dog if it was going to have a poor quality of life, so please leave me some comments and opinions and help me decide whether I should get a dog or that I am just a dreamer and it should be left to the people that have more flexibility in their life.