This thread just reminded me back when I was in high school and our neighbor just got his k9. Beautiful GSD, but thats the only positive thing I can say. We were asked not to socialize with the dog, they had two sons I went to school with and we played football after school together, so we respected his request. But it became very annoying that 99% of the time when they were off duty the k9 was locked in his cage outside, rain or snow, outside...The cage was 8ft high, and 6ft x 6ft with no roof. The k9 would escape, jumping on the tiny house over the fence, and would rush down to our house to play with our dogs, we had a Jack Russell, and a Great Pyrenees and they would play and play, if they were aloud to... We wouldn't call the handler, unless my parents found out he was out, I wasnt calling because I wasn't aloud to socialize with him and you could tell the poor thing just wanted to have a little fun.
The Officer was "Retired" and I believe the k9 actually got a good handler after that.