We are looking to get a puppy (probably Golden Retriever) within the next few months. My husband works shifts - earlies one week which is about 4-6am til about 1-2pm and lates the other week which is normally 2-3pm til 12-1ish. I am self-employed and often work evenings too coming home late although not on the same evenings my husband is working! Obviously we wouldn't make a huge amount of noise as we wouldn't want to disturb the children when they are asleep but there will be some noise. How would a puppy/dog cope with being disturbed at these times? Would they get used to it as we have? My husband is concerned that the dog would start barking or want attention from him which he cannot give when he needs to leave for work and wake everyone else up! Does anybody have any experience of this type of situation that they would be willing to share with us to help put our minds at rest?