We have been thinking of getting a Golden Retriever for months now. We live less than a minutes walk from the beach and have an active lifestyle. The only problem is that we work full time and do not want to leave a puppy alone. Our friend/neighbour (she loves dogs and has one adorable chocolate lab) has offered to look after the dog in the day while we are at work except on 2 days when my husband would be home and one day that we take the dog to a good daycare close to us. I want to know if it would be okay? Will the dog like our friend more than us and want to stay there? And is it okay if the golden is still a puppy? We want to house and crate train him but do not know if it is possible if half of the day he is with someone else. We would prefer to take on an adult dog if that changes anything. If this does not work out we will not get a dog at all. We are responsible and do not want to cause a dog any stress or anxiety.