Thank you so much for responding so quickly. My husband and I used to have a male GSD. He was so beautiful and smart. When he crossed, we didn't want another. That was 15 years ago. This time I need the dog. I have chronic PTSD-14 years. I have made major improvements but still have difficulty going for walks, being in parking lots, walking on the beach, etc. My medical team believe it would be beneficial for me to have a dog. need a dog that can travel on plane with me, in vehicle, on boat, and in some public places . I would love the thought that I could attend University again.. so I do proper training and certification. It would be a family pet, youngest child is 14. Must get along well with other animals especially cats. We provide foster and abuse protection care for various animals at different times. I really appreciate the assistance, and am so thankful that forums such as this exist for agoraphobes such as myself.