Crush is a high energy baby. He's not really good around cats. He has been in the yard with our lab/chow mix but they can get aggressive with each other sometimes. Being a pit he needs some one that understands this breed of dogs. He can learn commands and can be an indoor dog if your willing to have patience with him. He is very protective of his family and would make a great companion. He needs a lot of room to run. As for children. He has been around my grandkids but I would be feel better if he is introduced to kids slowly. In the yard he is aggressive and territorial against strangers but taking him for a walk he is good. He's very strong and needs a strong fence and gate.