So we are thinking of getting a dog, mostly as a family pet and a warning system for predators (lots of cougar/bear around). However the local breeder we are considering (german sheperds) is also a certified master trainer and we are considering trying to train the dog to perform a few tasks for me. Primarly picking things up, alerting/finding help if I fall, etc. I'm not sure what else.
Anyhow, I'm excited about this - we are going to see the puppy tommorow! http://k9angels.homestead.com/forsale.html <-- the one listed as "light green male"