Our dog is actually kinda smart.
She is learning tricks. Or commands at least. She will sit, and stay. You can even tell her to stay, walk out of the room holding food in your hand come back in a few seconds and she’ll be right where she was. She’s even starting to get the hang of “shake”. All this talent provided she’s not too excited and jumping around like a cartoon spring coil!
I’m still a cat person, but this has been the best dog I’ve ever had. Although that’s not saying much!