A happy story about the power of my GSD (not long)
So, my mom hasn't ever cared for dogs and certainty never wanted to own one which is why I was always denied as a kid. (She's scared of dogs. Especially big ones) When I moved out I got a GSD. Needless to say, my mom was less than thrilled and didn't want him in her yard, at her house, or even to be around him. She said he looked at her like he wanted to bite her.
Well one thing led to another and I had to take him and tie him in her yard. 2 months later..he's in her house playing with her and she's giving him treats when he 'speaks' to her.
It makes me so happy for my mom and my dog that they can get along like that!