We have always wanted to get a dog and now that our oldest is old enough to ask for one, he asks for one ALL the time. He's almost 5 and then we've got DS2 who is 2 and another baby on the way due end of June/early July. My thought is let's wait until the youngest is around 3 or 4. Seems so far away but I feel like by that time, everyone will be potty trained and our oldest will be old enough to have some dog responsibilities.

What do you think is the ideal time to get a family dog?