This is our first child (besides our two pups) so we are new to all of this. I am a school psychologist at the local school in our neighborhood. So I will always be close by if needed. My husband works on fort carson and often has varying work hours. We have two dogs who are always cautious and protective at first but will warm up to you over time! They dont need much during the day other than being let out in our fenced in backyard to potty. . Additional needs include being comfortable with pets, having a reliable car, a non-smoker.