I know the question is ignorant as all dogs are animals. My dh works out of town often. We have a neighbor that makes us wonder. Living in the basement of moms house type of guy. (but we have no basements here) Everytime I leave he is out smoking and facing our house--every time. He also plays with swords in his front yard. I am alone a lot and kind of want a little extra protection, but it seems odd as I want a strong dog for that reason, but don't want one for the same reason as I have kids.
1. I have adopted cats and a dog before and think it is great but in this scenerio do you think a dog should be a puppy and raised with my kids?
2. Does the trainer make a difference? My dh is big strong and can be mean/stern. Would a dog take it from someone their size? ( I am 100 lbs) I just wonder since my dh will not be the one who is teaching it most.