What a cute little thing. She looks like a little white cotten tailed rabbit when she dashes around the yard like that.
I also adore your German Shepherd. German Shepherd's happen to be one of my all time favorite dog breeds.
Puppy pad trained ... pad training may be one of the easier ways to potty train puppies but it's not the direction that you should take since it is only teaching them to go potty indoors if only in that area on the pad. Puppies should be trained to go outdoors from the very start.
Rachel, we don't have a fenced yard for them to go outside in, not until we MOVE! And with the posibility of stray dogs and the UPS running them over we only take tham outside to "potty" when we are there with them.
LOL Katherine =) They are so much fun! And super smart. You can find them from about 500 dollars up depending on size and who you buy them from. I did get her from someone who just has a litter every now and then.