His name is Montana, after the state I got him in, and he is a 7 week old Akbash/Pyrenees. So far I think I'm simply anxieting because my last dog who I had many years ago died of diabetes when I was very young, and would hate for history to repeat itself. So far it's only been a couple of days and we are already establishing a good routine. I'm also making good progress in pity training. Currently I am on a hiatus from work, so we spend all day everyday together. Quite literally we eat, sleep and sometimes poop together... Just kidding about that last part... But maybe when he's old enough to go hiking... My only concern is that he was taken from his mother at such a young age (straight from the farm), and he was one off a litter of THIRTEEN!! He might be going through too much and might suffer some trauma... Additionally, he is going to be a companion/guard dog, but I don't live on a farm where he can act out his instincts. Anyone out there who can give me some tips, reassurance or comments?