Aster is getting smarter with his routine. My husband is taking him on walks and he goes crazy. We have a big backyard, but he loves his walk! He does quite well on a leash. He and my husband have this unspoken bond, sometimes he'll get all muddy and my husband would let him in and tell him "bath." I kid you not, I witnessed it myself. He goes into the tub and waits for my husband. It's awesome. Aster is our little boy and let me tell you I missed him while I was away. I had to talk to him everytime I called my husband. I missed him more than my husband, sad but true. He's our little boy.