I'm pretty new on this forum myself and the people here know exactly what they're talking about. They give out tons of advice and tips on pretty much everything. 6-8 hours sounds like a pretty typical day for any human being to be away from home. My own mother owned a pit/boxer and wasn't home for at least 10 hours a day and the pup was the best dog you could ever ask for, so I don't think that you would have a problem unless you went home and decided not to pay any attention to him. Training is key and taking him out for walks work wonders. I walk them a lot (or even play in the back yard for a while) to try and tucker them out when I plan on doing a training session with my dogs so they aren't so excited their jumping all over you. Seems to make their brain work a little better for whatever reason. Anyways, just thought I'd see some fellow newbies and introduce myself.