Hey folks, was doing some reading earlier today and came across this group and after reading for a good bit.... just decided to join. My wife, son, daughter and I own two GSD's Millie & Cersie (Mille now 5 and Cersie a year and a half). Millie was a rescue we got 3 years ago and before have never owned a GSD (definitely the only breed we'll ever have again for the rest of our lives now). From the beginning she's always been a nervous dog and sadly we suspect she came from abusive owners in the past. The first year she came a really long way (at one point was afraid of certain rooms in our house etc.), and then we thought that getting a second might help her come out of her shell even more so a year and a half ago, we got Cersie from a local breeder. A loving family and a friend have definitely helped Millie even more, she's definitely now the sweetheart of the two. Cersie has definitely sold me on the breed, she's undoubtedly the most amazing dog I've ever owned. We've done obedience training and have recently also started working with a local LEO who runs a K9 unit locally on some more advanced training and she's excelling. Crazy smart, loyal and loves our whole family. Hope to continue learning from this forum and chat with you all. Pics attached. Cersie - black, Millie - white.