Hi. I have a 8 year old Shar Pei, Cole, and a year old Shar Pei, Cubbie. I discovered that the puppy was very smart when I brought him into the home at 5 months and very motivated by treats and responds to clicker and shaping well. He is just over a year now and knows about 40 tricks and commands, has gone to obediance class and is about to take a refresher class to work with him on becoming more focused with distractions such as people and other dogs, especially when I am out walking. Cole was a rescue and before I got Cubbie would not even sit for me, and now he will sit, and down, and shake, stay and come. I hope to learn a lot from this site and have some new tricks to teach my dogs and talk with others who are having as much fun training their dog as I am. Cubbie knows all the standard obediance commands, sit, stay, come, wait, down. I dont' know who would ever want to read all of these but I am proud of my smart boy so here are the others he knows: puppy push ups, stand, back up, crawl, up, up and around (up and turn around while standing up), sit pretty, roll over, dead dog, cubbie's tired(puts his head on the floor), say hello (head on lap), heel right, heel left, go around, peek a boo and peek a boo with sit pretty. go to bed, get your balnket (covers himself up), paw, other paw, touch (hand), circle (around me), leave it, drop it, give, fetch, take a bow, discern three certain objects and touch them when asked to, hoop, jump over bar, go under bar, jump over my legs, crawl under my legs, big dog bark, little dog bark, settle, listen, watch me, tilt head, jump up on small tables to a height of three feet, put treat in front of him and he will crawl partway and then stop, go ahead, stop and take the treat only when I say so, turn around in both directions, go through a tunnel. I am working on him leaving a treat on his nose but that is a tough one since Shar Pei have all that loose skin around their eyes and aren't good at head approaches cuz they can't really see what is going on.