After 30 years of acquiescing to my wife when choosing a dog, I laid my man card down and got "my" dog. She is a pedigree German Shepard, I got her about 10 days ago and she will be starting her 13th week tomorrow. She is wicked smart but has a stubborn streak (kind of like my eldest daughter). She has pretty much housebroken herself with the exception of excited piddling. I am making sure she bonds to me first and I have been socializing the heck out of her. At about 5 months She starts school- my goal for her is full off-leash trained. I talked to this guy and both he and his wife were military dog handlers. http://www.portlandoregondogtrainers.com/ Gotta go - she is trying to get my flip flop off which is her way of saying "I'm bored Dad!"