I was wondering about the intelligence element as well.
I have ZERO issues with Kyleigh ... absolutely none. She is a very solid dog, and training has been both a dream and a blast with her. Sure, we had our "moments" as all puppies and owners do, but nothing like I've read on here with some people and the issues they've had. (For this, I thank my lucky stars, and am VERY grateful)
I've had lots of dogs, been around lots of dogs, etc., but have never seen one display the behaviour that she's doing. Of course, I'm not around everyone's dogs 24/7
I've seen the "bark" at the toy b/c it's in a place I can't get it (Ky does that when I throw the ball and it goes under the couch. After a couple of minutes, she'll bark / yip once because she's frustrated that she can't get it LOL), and I've seen the eye contact from "toy" to "me" when a dog wants something.
HMM, maybe she was lassie in a previous life!??
Marionís Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,