The Braird has an excellent memory and unusual sense of hearing, but is not the kind of dog that gels with everyone. Though loving and obedient, the Braird does not enjoy long training sessions. But the dog is certainly going to get along well with an owner who is into outdoor activities. The dog should be familiar with children and other breeds to be friendly with them, otherwise the Braird will be at best ambivalent, and at worst aggressive. Being a herding dog, the Braird has a tendency to be protective of their “flock” and wary of outsiders. Also, something to look out for especially in a home with children, is their habit of trying to herd people. .