Well, Thor has been with us for a month. We have been training on a daily basis and learning fast. He is knows sit, down, shake, come (that needs a lot of work), place, (his crate) and a few other things. I decided to clicker train this guy and it seems to work well. I also use some more traditional methods with certain things like "no chew" and stop. He has now discovered his voice and I can already tell he will be a great watchdog.
He is an official "couch hogger" too