Hi! Im Erica, i live in arizona w my boys... my hubby my 4yr old and 1yr old and my chi... i recently adopted a german shephard FEMALE (def needed a female around my house<3 )adorable lil thing. from a shelter, she was found roaming the streets scared to death. i visited her a couple times before i brought her home, she is my lil lovey. they think she is 3-4 months and maybe mixed w lab since she is solid black... w a lil white star on her chest. but definatly german shephard! has that signature "mane" down her back that seems even darker black, she listens very well and is picking up training very well and i really think she needs some really cool tricks and training. and then i found u!!! ive had her goin on 3 weeks, she is mastering the potty training (mostly) learning sit, give me 5, laydown and walking on a leash nicely. (not when the sun goes down tho. she panics starts paysing (sp?)and then running and jumping to get to the house as fast as she can... not sure how to deal w that yet...) but she is a good god so far im taking tips i see here to teach her its ok to play w her new toys and chews... but not the boys toys or my couch... and she is also jumping and like nipping at my hand when i walk? not sure about that either... im learning the ropes and think ive found a good "rope"