I have a Great Dane and my dog is the best. When my kids are unruly or screaming he jumps up and down and starts barking to let them know that you can't do that. He isn't mean he just is very verbal. One day my youngest child was crying in a sad way and he went up, hugged her and gave her a howl as if everything was going to be OK. I wish I would have got that on video. But, someone did.