So, assuming you do have access to a yard, it of course must be safely and securely fenced against escape of your dogs or invasion by outside dogs. It is best to keep your dogs and puppies where they are not visible from the street where you live, and have access points locked against entry.
The other consideration is the size of the space you have available.
As a dog lover, you relish the job of looking after your dogs, and the fun of regularly producing whole litters of gorgeous puppies to play with.
But dog breeding comes at a price that is far too high for the more emotional dog lover. Like it or not, you will get attached to your puppies, and you have to be able to let them go, litter after litter.
After all, every breeder will be a part of your family.
If so, then go into the business fully anticipating that its going to be relatively short-lived.
Are you strong and healthy enough to accomplish this?
Your strength will also dictate the breed of dog you choose to work with.
I found this out the hard way years ago when one of my bitches killed a whole litter of my other bitch’s puppies. Your home environment needs to be warm in winter and cool in summer.
In 15 years of breeding I had never had this experience, as my bitches happily accepted each other’s puppies and even suckled each other’s at times. This is especially true of the nursing environment.