Balto is now two years old, and probably the smartest dog I've ever seen. I'm not much of a trainer. I spend about 10 minutes 3 times a week when there's a show coming up and Balto is just a natural. We are starting on his Rally Advanced in two weeks, but he has his Novice and a UR01. Plus, his CGC and he got the highest score of the weekend on his Temperament test (ATTS.org). When I was considering him 2 years ago, I got some negative posts because he was cryptorchid. I am SO glad he's mine. What a gem!