I love smart dogs—they’re capable of learning an amazing amount for basic obedience, sports, hunting, even protection work. But smart dogs come with their own set of challenges because they force you to stay focused and aware. Otherwise, who’s running the house? Yep. Not you. Do you have a dog who seems to get away with stuff by suddenly looking cute? Or who slowly pushes boundaries to get the rules relaxed so they can get on the bed or grab a snack from the counter? Congratulations—that’s a mighty smart dog. Now it’s time to get to work so you stay top dog—not him!