My story started 3 1/2 years ago when i had two roomates with two unbelievably trained boxers. I fell in love with the breed from that and wanted to get one. A friend told me his girlsfriends cousin was giving away one and he was almost 1 1/2 old. So I called and checked him out. I think it was meant to be. He looked at me and came right over so excited he folded in half! One thing he did strange is he peed right away. The owners said that never happened before and I can tell by thier reaction it didn't. Here, from what I found out from a trainer, it was submissive peeing. He was telling me that your the boss right away. Of couse I asked ALOT of questions and they did care about him. Here was the part that made me feel sad. They were his THIRD owner already! Everyone gave up on him ONLY cause they didn't want to train him and had no patience to do so. So he was given away time and time again, and all he gave was love. I could see they didn't want to get rid of him, but he lost his job and they were moving in with his in laws. So I took him. I trained him, he had other dogs to play with, and of course I gave him TONS of affection. I don't think he had alot of that, but of course got used to it really quick! I think it may have took him almost a year to finally realize he wasn't being shipped off again. I noticed in that year, that he loved to go for rides, but looked around nervous and shook. I always thought it was because he thought he was being dropped off somewhere again. I told him it would never happen!! He did have some domination issues, but it was mainly toward other dogs and has gotten better. He loves children and when people come over. He is so loving, affectionate,etc. He don't even like to leave you alone in any room. He follows me everywhere around the house no matter what. He does the same to my fiance' too. I love him to death and just can't imagine someone giving him up. I know this was long, but it's hard not to keep going when i'm talking about my buddy!