When the dogs are at home, they share their time between the yard and house.  They never truly get the chance to be "off duty" as they are always on alert to protect their family.  

We live on an acreage outside the city,  our dogs give us peace of mind and an added sense of security.  We have four children whom they protect, ages 13, 11,  5 and 4.  The kids in return, are all actively engaged in their care.