In ALL honesty, I've found her SO MUCH easier than the GSDs I've have/had and worked with. She's a much more fun dog if that makes sense. She's not too serious, but she'll buckle down and work no problem. She just does everything with a high sense of humor about it. And I really really prefer the way she does obedience. Everything is snappy. Downs, now that we've worked out the issue, are for throwing yourself into. Sits from downs means you BOUNCE upwards to land in a sit. Muzzle punching my crotch on recalls to front are her favorite things in the world. I don't know HOW I'll find another one like her, but I'm hoping to one day.