I wanted to give everyone an update.
My puppy is doing MUCH better now at 9 weeks. He still nips, but he's not doing it nearly as much. He'll actually go for the toy instead of disregarding it for my hands when he's in shark mode, and my hands are actually nearly healed because he has also toned down the intensity of his bite. He's not perfect, but he's now actually livable.
Also, he has not had one potty accident for an entire week, and today he whined to go outside and did his business after an extended play session. In a couple of weeks, I think he'll have this down completely.
One thing I've learned about this is that German Shepherds are not for newbies. My deceased Boxer was so much easier compared to this little one, so I can't recommend this breed to a first time dog owner. One thing I do like about him is he's much smarter than my boxer was.
One advantage is that instead of having to teach him something between 50-100 times, he learns it by the 20th time at worst, and he keeps getting sharper every week.
Someone was recommending me to get him a dog puzzle. Anyone know a good one that's appropriate for his age?
Last edited by Belmont; 10-05-2012 at 06:58 AM.