Hello All, New to the forum, and have had two boxers in the past, one during childhood and one at college (living with the owner for 3 years). I am now living with 2 other roommates after completing college and am considering getting a puppy boxer after this summer/vacations are over. I wanted some opinions on two separate possible puppy issues since I understand the needs a puppy will have while I am away at work. My plan: - Awake in morning, approx. 730am for a quick 20 minute jog/walk, every weekday and weekends depending on when I get up (or he wakes me). - Dog walker/puppy care service from 30min-1h around miday-1pm. - Get home from 5pm-530pm (100% of time, no late days) and let him out for another walk/bathroom break. - Late night before bed bathroom break and/or jog/walk if I am up to it. My pup will be crated during the times myself or my roommates are not presentm. Essentially that leaves my pup with a scheduled 4 bathroom breaks (obviously additional at night since I will be home), and at least 2 solid 30+ minute walks and runs a day. This will only be for mon-wed, and Fri (Thurs, weekend someone is home). Also, possibly some mornings a later walk/bathroom break around 10:30am would happen, no set schedule. First question - Is this planning sufficient for a puppy 10-12 weeks old? Second question - I think it would be quite a bit easier to purchase on older puppy, possibly 12 - 16 weeks old, from a breeder that would already be crate training and socializing them. Obviously the standard is 8 weeks, but his way the crate transition would be simple, and I would be able to walk/bathroom break my pup in public areas (all shots completed) as I live in an apartment complex with shared areas. Are there breeders that would do this, maybe for an additional fee, or are there services to purchase a pup at 8 weeks old and have it sent to a training type facility for a month or two, and then bring him home? Please share any feedback, changes, or thoughts as all is welcome!