I need a gog that doesn't shed much, and one who enjoys children. I plan to potty train my next pet and for walks a lot. I like to have conversations, that we in the teaching community call, "think aloud". So if no one is there but my csnine companion, I can make conversation and hear myself but have the presence of another living creature. I used to work for the humane society for 2 years, do I know what the total care needs of a true pet owner are.