The wife surprised me a few weeks ago and asked what I thought about German Shepherds and if I ever wanted one. I figured it was a lost cause considering we have two small fluffy dogs and I never told her I have wanted a GS for 20 years. When she asked I just simply said, Yes, please. So the research has begun and since we have two daughters under three I could use any recommendations on training larger working dogs. And, any info on the breed from those who may have them. It has been a while since I trained a dog. Anything I should look for and know about before looking at puppies? Anything on AKC or CKC or those other abbreviated orgs? I know the basics of socialization, exercise, patience, consistency, and boundaries but that is about it. Thanks for any help and info.