I love teaching my GSD new tricks! A couple cute ones you can try are:
- "Hide" - your puppy covers her eyes with her paw (Rivers picked this one up really quick!)
- "Back up"
- How to retrieve specific toys (ex: "get your ball", "get your rope", "get your moose", etc.)
- Better yet... "clean up" (put all her toys away in a box)
- "On your bed"
- "Oops" (when I drop a treat/food on the floor and I am okay with him eating it I say "oops" ...its helpful because he knows to "leave it" if I don't say "oops").
- "Look both ways" before we cross the street
- Rivers knows when I say "Hungry?" to run to the kitchen and lay down until I serve him his food.
- And if you're a sports fan... "Touchdown!" (when we say this command Rivers barks and gives us a high five
Also, one of the most useful "tricks" I've taught Rivers is anytime I drop the leash he has to sit, no matter what. This comes in handy for me cause I'm always carrying tons of things + the leash, and if I accidentally drop it I know he won't run away. (In the beginning I tied my keys to the end of the leash so he could clearly hear when the leash hit the floor. I started with saying the command "sit" and then dropping the leash when his butt hit the ground, and click + treat. I started just using the hand signal for sit. After he mastered that I just dropped the leash and he knew it meant sit. Then I took the keys off and got him used to the quiet sound, which was a little difficult [a friend of mine just permanently put a piece of plastic on the end of the leash so the dog could hear it]. And lastly practice this while walking, that way if you are walking quickly and you don't notice you dropped the leash your dog should still sit).
Hope this gave you some good ideas.
Your puppy is still young, don't get frustrated if she doesn't pick these up right away (although she sounds like a smart little pup!). Good luck and let us know what she learns