Yes I agree! Gsd puppies are so smart! As far as scolding I just did the ah ah sound hand them one of their own toys, keep off limit things up! We had some of those Taco Bell stuffed dogs on a low shelf and Cody would get one, I'd hand him another toy and say you chew on this and I loved the way he'd take his toy so cute and happy like! The stuffed dogs only had a party hat slightly damaged! He left them alone after a couple times! When they were puppies the housework probably lacked a little cause I wanted to play with the puppy more than clean house when I came home from work! Like said, have fun!