Ray's middle name is HIGH ENERGY. While he is friendly to everyone he meets, his enthusiasm can get the best of him. For this reason we don't recommend him for a family with small children or as a first dog. He is easily trained once you get his attention. He walks well on a leash, again, once you get his attention. House and car trained. He is an excellent companion. If you want a dog who wants to be your dog and do everything you do, pick Ray!