Our puppy is just about to turn 18 weeks old, and I had some random questions:
1) He's just completed basic puppy training (sit, stay, down, leave it, come, etc.) and is about to start his novice training class; when is a good time to look into getting his CGC certification?
2) We were wanting to get him started doing some sort of work (agility, nosework, etc.) to keep him engaged and happy. Do people have any recommendations as to what activities would be suitable for a family dog? Also, at what age should you start training your dog to do such things? At this age, are basic obedience training sessions every day enough to keep him mentally occupied?
3) Now that he's a bit older, does he look like he's a full GSD? He was rescued from a backyard breeder so we really have no idea. And if so, when should we worry about the ears not standing up? Right now he's still teething and probably only has 4-6 adult teeth in yet.
Here's a recent picture of him for reference: