Just looking for advice, but polite please. I would like to get a miniature schnauzer and will have four weeks from getting it at home full time. We are very fortunate to have retired neighbours who will do anything for anyone as they are a bit bored and like to keep busy. So we are considering asking them when I go back to work to pop in and let the dog out and give it some fuss. If they say no (which will be a choice left to them entirely) then we wont get a dog. My husband is a PC and at the moment works days. Come 6 months its going to be mostly nights so the situation will change then. I'm a teacher so looking to get a dog asap as summer holidays. Advice on whether what Im doing is fair on a new dog please. PS. I've said dog all the way through, selfishly I would like a puppy.