Re: Un-velcroing my dog???
Some of the behavior will continue--gsds do like to be an entourage. They are not called velcro-dogs for nothing. It is one of the qualities that makes them so good as service dogs. That said, socialization helps everything. As soon as your dog is well enough behaved, start walking around town, around parks, find (safe) obstacles for your dog to conquer, agility courses with tunnels to crawl through, jumps to go over, tires and other typical course obstructions, to build confidence in your dog. You do not have to go gung-ho and compete in agility to find value in it, although there's nothing wrong with getting involved with a little competition, either.
As far as another question you had, the fact that your dog jumps up and appears excited when you get up may be no more than your pup's anticipation that something good (from her point of view) is going to happen. My service dog gets excited every time I pick up my hair brush. He figures that at least 2 out of 3 times that means we're going to go somewhere so he'll go with the odds. Our dogs are very canny observers of our body language and habits. You may be keying her excitment by something you do habitually that you do not even recognise. khawk