These dogs are very intelligent and highly active, they want to be with their humans everywhere, even the bathroom is not private. This is not a dog that wants to be left alone a lot, they are inside dogs, not to be left outside. This dog is a part of your family and just as smart as your honor student. They enjoy long walks, playing ball or running in a fenced yard. This is a dog that requires basic training, they learn exceedingly quick and pick up complex tasks easily. We have to spell words at our house because the dogs know exactly what we are taking about. Aussies are very protective of people and property and are known to be reserved around strangers. They will bark and let you know when someone is at the house. If you are looking for a new best friend you are looking at the right dog!