Growing up in San Francisco, it was difficult to house dogs so I ended up growing up in a cat house hold, amongst other small animals (turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, etc). But as soon as I rescued my dog Oscar two years ago, I realised I AM a dog person. They are so personable and you can really build a strong relationship with your dog. They really do become a part of your family. I was working at a pet store back in the States, and a girl had saved a puppy from a puppy mill, and was trying to find a home for him in the pet store...As much as that seems like the right thing to do, customers were starting to get a bit nervous and I had to intervene. I fell in love with Oscar right away, and he has gone with me every where I go, even flew from California to England!
At our home, we interact with Oscar on a different level, challenging his abilities and making sure he is always happy (and disciplined!). Because we live in Worsley, we have a lot of great parks, fields, and woods for him to explore. Your dog would be very happy if he is an outdoorsy dog. However, Oscar can laze about pretty well, too, if your dog is more on the "chill" side. All in all, we range all types of behaviours and agilities.
I am a self-employed massage therapist, so I am often home and will never leave the dogs alone for more than a couple hours. They will have plenty of exercise and will feel right at home here.