I do think a lot of it has to do with the breed. They are just really intelligent dogs. I train Kodi in two 5 minute training sessions a day and he usually learns a new trick or two in a week. My only trouble is coming up with new tricks to teach him lol. Thank you for the nice comments. Kodi is quite the ham when he sees me get my camera out lol. I can't wait to see and hear more about your talented lil Remington!