My wife and I just received our new puppy from our local humane society a few days ago. They said she is a Shepherd mix, but I'm not sure of what kind of Shepherd. She is 9 weeks old and weighs 6lbs 3 oz's. I have been working with her the past couple days and have taught her how to sit and lay down, sometimes it takes a few tries but she's pretty much got the hang of it. Another cool thing is that I am crating her and whenever I take her outside to pee I tell her to "get busy" and she actually listens lol. The first day we had her, I kept telling her to get busy when she was in the yard and after she finally pee'd I gave her a lot of praise and after a few more times she caught on to it. Now, even if she pee'd 5 minutes ago, I can tell her to get busy and she will squat and let out whatever few drops is in her lol. I will post some pics of her later, and thanks to this great site and the helpful members for the excellent resources on training dogs.