I have had a 6 y/o male GSD for about a month now. This is my first GSD What are signs of a good bond and how long does it take? He will follow us around the house, sleep/lay next to us on the floor. The routine we have established is NILIF, daily walks, short training sessions (sit, down, stay, walks without pulling). He appears to have settled in very well(when we first got him he would pace and whine). He is kenneled when we are gone to work and out when we are home.