Finally got some decent pics of the new pup. Everyone, meet Weber...
He is roughly 8 months old, breed mix is unknown but am educated guess is Sheltie mix. He has the traits of a herder, the drive as well. Training him is going to be tough, this is the wife's dog and she has a habit of undoing all my work with dogs in about half a day! Though, it will still be easier to train the dog than to try and train the wife, lol!
I know exactly what you mean! Way back when I first got my male pit Taz, he would eat my ex GF shoes. She would scream and throw a fit,tell me I needed to make that dog stop eating her shoes. I told her "pick your shoes up" After about 4 pairs of expensive shoes she was perplexed at why he did not eat my shoes. I looked at her thinking REALLY???. I told her " I PICK UP MY SHOES!" I was able to train Taz to stop eating (and I do mean eating) her shoes before I could get her understand that simply picking her shoes up and putting them in the closet would have fixed the problem.
This is my little girl, Tessie. She is a big baby, but at 115 pounds, she can be a very intimidating presence. She is a true gentle giant, but one can never underestimate the power or protectiveness of a Rottweiler.