My fiance and I just picked up our 8 week old GSP pup from Great Plains Pointer Rescue last weekend. He's one big ball of energy, but loves to cuddle and is a very fast learner. We're in the middle of kennel training right now and it's definitely been interesting. It kills me to hear him whine, but I know if we don't do it he'll never learn. At fist he would wine for an hour, now he only whines for a few minutes and goes to sleep. He's going to be a great addition to our family for many years to come.
Here's Kelly teaching him how to "knuckles".
Welcome to Barret. What a cutie. Yes hang in there with the crate training as it is so very worth it.