I agree with Snooks, it DOES take many weeks til you really 'meet' the dog you have. Mine is still blossoming open to us. Probably took him two months to really adjust, but we THOUGHT he had adjusted at 1 month. But on 2nd month, looking back, we could see he was still not 100%.
One thing you might wanna teach right off, is "Look at me". I can't recall who taught me how to teach this, but what i did was this.
I said "Look at me", and when Buddy did look at my face, i clicked the clicker and gave him a treat and praise, which my Buddy can never get enough of.
Is pretty easy trick...AND it Comes in handy further on down the road!:msngrin:
Yeah, you do probably wanna keep your dog's activity down so everything heals up nicely, check with your vet. But a puppy, how fun!! This is a great board, stick around, you'll need us with a new puppy!!!:msngiggle: