Re: Bonding to "Brooklyn"
All puppies are attracted to high-pitched voices and animated movements. But my guess is your personality will be a good fit with a reserved, aloof, intelligent GSD which she will likely mature to.
The healthiest bond you can build is for your pup to see you as a calm, confident, consistent leader.
You can be the one to feed the pup--the one in charge of the food is the leader.
You can be the one to be in charge of the pup's training. Spend some time every day teaching new things, and rewarding for good behavior. Be consistent with commands. Say things once. Then wait for her to respond. When she does, praise BIG TIME!
(Don't exclude your wife from these things, of course--but one of you will likely take the lead in these things--and that can be you.)
Also, don't ever hit the pup, or punish her with unnecessary force. That's a quick way to hurt the bond you're trying to build. Much better to catch her doing something good and praising her for it.
Belly scratches help too.
St. Louis, MO
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