We leave radio on for our dog when we have to leave her alone home. If going to be longer then a few hrs we drop her off to in laws place so she can keep a eye on the golden retriver. Dumb as a box of rocks that dog but he is a big love ball.
Also picking a breed is important per your lifestyle. On the go always, inside relaxed, outdoor active, hunter, swimmer, kids as well, upkeep, food, all good to keep in mind. I personally owned huskies most my life. Girl and I have a lab and austrian shepperd and she's well trainned but has 4hrs avg everyday of training attention. So my suggestion be a lab as a good all around family dog.