We own and breed German Shepherds
Our pets are family - they become members and are loved and cared for as such. We play and interact with them continually and encourage well mannered dog behavior.
We play fetch and learn basic commands.
They are around our grand kids quite a bit as well. They also are around my cat which stays inside - majority of the time they run and play in either the two smaller fenced yards which are 1/2 acre ...