Chris Young is smack dab in the middle of a career that has him racking up hit songs and selling out venues, but he has much satisfaction at home, too, thanks to his new puppy.

Porter, a 5-month-old German Shepherd, has even become quite the celebrity himself, with more than 48,000 followers on his office Porter the Dog Instagram page.

"He definitely knows who feeds him, first of all," Young admits to People Magazine. "He definitely knows that I’m his person … He’s very attached, so I can be in a room full of people and most of the time he’ll be sitting with me."

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"He's very, very quiet for a dog. About the only time he really and truly barks is when he really needs to go out," the singer explains. "He will let you know. But he's just very, very chill, and just like most other German Shepherds, he's constantly watching everything."

Young is taking things slow with Porter as he gets acclimated to life with a country superstar. Soon, the pup may even learn how to tour!

"I may try to take him this summer if it’s short trips to just get him adjusted to the road," Young shares. "Really and truly, until dogs are about a year old, you're just having to check them to make sure they understand boundaries and understand what's going on."

 

In the meantime, Young has been documenting the fun of having a puppy on social media: