We took Lucy in when an acquaintance coujd no longer keep her. She was spending upwards of 10 hours in a crate at 4-5 months of age. We have had her for 8 months now and she gets along fine with our family our other dog and cat. She is very fear aggressive though. We have used one trainer in the past and just feel we do not have the time to train her as she needs. She is a very smart, very agile, very high energy GSD. She would thrive on a large property with someone who has the time to train her. We are busy with three teens and she deserves more than we can fairly give.