Hi Debby - give Rocco a pat for me and a hi to your children. I am new here too and so far lovin' it. You have a beautiful guy there .. it would be nice to hear more about him .. how you're training him and all that good stuff. I am not being nosy - just enjoy hearing about other people's experiences with their GSD. Mine is a new addition - just picked him up last Thursday and he turned 8 months on the 17th .. male long coat GSD .. anyway, welcome and hope you enjoy this great place.