Dog(s) as part of your Home Defense
Several part question(s) here;
A) I used to have a Chihuahua with the idea that all I needed was a little yapper to wake me and I would "take care of business". This was when I was by myself. He got to where he wouldn't/couldn't wait to go outside and just about ruined my kitchen cabinets. He's gone now.
Been thinking lately about getting another dog.
Now I have 2 grown daughters & 3 grandchildren with me. Ages; 4 years, 18 months and 3 months. I was thinking 15 pounds plus but not sure how big to go. Years ago I had a miniature Schnauzer at 14 pounds. I would like it (probably will be a female) to be mainly an inside dog.
B) What kind of dog(s) and children combination do you have/recommend and why.
C) I am afraid that the new dog will smell where the other used to hit my cabinets and do the same. Any suggestions as to what to do about that? Replacing the cabinets is not an option (economics).
This a future item because I'm going to wait until I get a fence up, I'm about half-way there. I thought it would be a good topic for discussion and to plan for. Thanks in advance for your replies.