Thank you so much for responding Magwort!
I do love walking the dogs, and I have signed up to volunteer, but they haven't responded to me yet. Oh, I have become VERY familiar with people at my local shelters lol! They are all so nice, but I know what you mean! A lot of the volunteers and even the staff show a lot of fear of German shepherds, pitbulls, Rottweilers, ect. I have noticed though that the German shepherds are far more likely to show cage aggression than most of the other breeds. It always turns out to be all talk though, as soon as I get them out of the cage, they couldn't be more affectionate. I dont think i ever remember being in fear when with a german shepherd, maybe because I dont have enough common sense lol, because all i want to do when i see a gsd is hug it! I'm in Holly Mi btw
I do not mind traveling at ALL if there's a rescue in the vicinity, so if anyone knows of one that's like an hour and a half or less, and could use some help, please please please let me know! Magwort I would dearly love to be in your position right now! Lol everyone in my personal life thinks I'm a nut job, because I collect German shepherd books and talk about them nonstop, so I'm glad to know there's other people out there that have so much passion. I just want as much experience with them as possible. I feel like I could do so much more to help if I was more 'professionally' experienced. Professional as in using techniques accepted and acknowledged by people in the dog world. And not just techniques I make up on the spot
wish I loved near you Magwort, I would probably be begging to come with you to work with the GSDs everyday!