this dog is for sure smarter then most humans. He wakes up when he hears my alarm clock in the morning, and lays his big head by my face to make sure I hear it. He's got the word"bike" down. when he hears it, he knows he is going on a long bike ride. He doesn't like to be in front when being biked. he likes to keep an eye on the kids. He has never chewed or destroyed anything in the house. he knows where his toys are and wouldn't dare to take the kids toys. the best dog I have ever owned!