Right, so you are home ALL day, but you can't be bothered to get off your butt and walk the dog? why? it doesn't take much effort to strap a leash on and walk for 20 minutes. I really don't get people with this mentality. If you want an animal you don't have to walk, get a CAT! or even better, a hamster. You can keep one of those in a cage. Seriously...what a joke. Having a backyard is NO excuse not to exercise your dog. Letting it run around by itself for 10 minutes a day isn't exercise...it is a lazy persons way out. If you get a dog, I will seriously feel sorry for it.