Here goes: Yesterday just when I thought his food-aggression was going well I decided to test him. He lunged at me and tried to attack me. Today, my breeder said to give Rocky a bop on the nose when he tries to nip, since nothing else has worked, why not? When I did, he tried to bite me angrily. Basically, I feel I don't have the experience and just... capability to deal with a dog such as Rocky. I believe it was a mistake getting a 6 week old challenging breed such as a German shepherd. I've talked to a lot of professional trainers, some on this board, tried all sorts of suggestions to deal Rocky with. Oh well... none worked. Maybe it's just me-- since this is my very first dog. I feel Rocky needs someone with a lot of experience--someone who will do him more justice. So, much to many peoples belief I believe Rocky's breeder is the right person-- maybe not the best breeder in the world-- but he truly cares about his dogs. I can say this confidently by his actions towards his dogs and from what I've seen of the dogs myself. When he called he coincidentally mentioned that if I ever wanted to rehome Rocky to give him to him. He said he'd even pay to have him. Anyway, I feel much better giving Rocky to my breeder, someone with about 30 years experience with GSD's than any shelter-- at least I know he'll live. And from what I've seen, a good life. That's the update... And that is what I plan on doing. Thank you to those of you who helped during Rocky's trials and tribulations with me. Thank you Renee and Saje, two of the nicest people on this board and ones who helped me a TON. Thank you Chazhound Dog Forum.