There really is no comparison. Ivan, at almost 4 months, is younger then her mini schnauzers and I felt so proud showing my sister his bag of tricks. So far he knows sit, lay down, up, shake and time out. For time out he has to go to the kitchen, where he usually goes to lay down when he needs a snooze, which he learned in one training session. And his house training is going well. I am amazed by Ivan and the poodle breed.