I have just joined this forum because I just adore training my boys Zeus a venerable Blue Heeler aged 11 years and more into the passive 'audience' role than performing . He loves watching me train my youngster, a rescue kid who was born wild in the Moorook area of South Australia. His name is Ra Kismet, Ra because he brought sunshine into my life when Zeus' sister my beloved Tiger Lily crossed the Bridge much too soon and Kismet because it was fate which brought us together. His nick name though is Rakins and sometimes LOL The Fluffy Croc, when he gets a bit too enthusiastic over life and wants to play rough - I don't allow that though as it can get a tad too painful for me anyway So far Ra has learned to walk on his hind legs forward, backwards and around. Cannot really claim too much on my part as he did this quite naturally. Since then we know roll over and shake, working on shy, which had his vet convulsed with laughter as Rakins isn't the least shy at all. Was looking for a way to teach him this, as he's half got the trick but just needs a little more help - well I did. He learns like lightening and is so smart. His breed, I will post a photo soon and see what everyone thinks he may be because I was told he was a single cross Belgian Shepherd which maybe correct but what the other half is, is anyone guess. So far - Burmese Mountain Dog, did look right when a pup but don't feel he's quite big enough, Retriever, he ADORES water and does have the right ears, tail and hind leg feathers. Border Collie is another suggestion but LOL his vet says he's 'too pretty' but the energy level sure is there. Ra also love playing soccer and can 'bend it like Beckham'. He spends literally hours racing around with his soccer ball, and then when he needs to cool down has converted my once lovely water feature into his own private plunge pool. And if you think Zeus gets forgotten, he doesn't just that he's a well behaved, dapper dan doggy who prefer to sit back and watch (as he did with his sister who adored tricks and agility). Zeus 'big tricks' are 'speak to me' which he does with great Heeler enthusiasim and High Fives. I could go on and on about the boys but I think everyone will realize that my boys are so special and yes, they live with cats, one of whom is not always enthused by a lively puppy. Just found a puppy photo of Ra Kismet which is small enough to upload, will upload other photos when I find time to resize them. He was 10 weeks old when this photo was taken and still looks just as cute at 2y.o.