We currently live in Saskatchewan, Canada, and just finished a Starter Obedience Course. We are getting good at the sit or lay down and stay, but it's a big work in progress since Augusta is usually always at my side and does not enjoy staying in one spot as I disappear. We have added "Paw" to our training, which she is responding pretty well to in the last couple days. We are past the resistant part where she would only let me touch her paw for a second to holding it and barely noticing. Yeah!! Progress. My goal is to learn and train Augusta some hearing impaired tricks, as I am impaired. I don't have any kids yet, but before I do I would love to teach her to let me know if a baby is crying. If you know how to accomplish this, please share!!