Glad I found this forum....Berner's really are their own breed with their own special personalities!! Felix isn't like any other dog I've had before. He's a great dog...it took no time at all to teach him to sit, lay down, shake a paw, play dead and roll over. BUT when he's called by his name and told to come he does one of two things: 1. inside - sits/lays and stares at you like he could care less then takes off or goes stiff when you go to get him. 2. outside - he takes off as fast as he possibly can and runs in circles or goes and hides in the bush and pretends we can see him. HELP! It's so frustrating having 10 acres and having to keep him on a leash!