Well, I've had Hobbes (my rescue from a shelter that saved him from a puppy mill) for a bit more than a month and I just wanted to check in.
He is doing well. He has learned to play with me (tug of rope, a sort-of version of fetch), he enjoys RLH, he has learned to use chew bones. He still refuses to let any sort of personality show around people besides me, but he is to the point where he will take high-value treats from others. He is playful and outgoing around me and the woman who babysits him in the day.
His out-door potty-training is basically done, although I was/am still completely unsuccessful at any sort of indoor potty training which was important to me
We start beginner obedience classes tomorrow. As far as I'm concerned this is more for the socialization this time, and if we pick up some skills great, if not, we'll repeat the class again. We have been working on some basic commands at home and he is improving. I don't know if he will be able to do them in public, but I think comfort with life skills is more important at this point.
Our only major issue is still the separation anxiety. But even that is getting a bit better. I am worried about regression, because I will to be leaving him for more than I know he can handle without barking (we're only up to about 8 mins) but I need to get back to a bit more of a normal life. Of course, I'm not going to go crazy and be gone for hours, but I haven't been to the gym in a month.
Overall, I'm very pleased with his progress!