People often ask us if German Shepherd is a good dog for children. Answer is "definitely yes". However, nobody asks us or themselves another important question: are my children good for German Shepherd or any other dog for that matter? It is very important to develop compassion in children towards your pets. Make sure to teach your children that your German Shepherd Dogs also have feelings, emotions, that they love their people unconditionally, and if they have to they will sacrifice their life for your safety. The best way to teach children how to behave with animals is self-example, but also close supervision is needed in little ones. It's for animal's sake, not child's. As they grow up, children may hurt animals because they don't know pain, or suffer themselves yet, so may not be able to understand their actions. Be attentive to your children as well as your pets.