Day one I was able to make it down most of the runs at my local hill without falling (small hill, only 175 foot vertical drop). I was able to do my first rail by the end of the day (5 foot barrel about a foot and a half wide). Since then I've boarded about 30-35 times over 4 years at small-medium size local MN hills. I was just able to land my first 360 this year. I'm not sure what a tame dog is. By my third year I could make it down most runs in switch, but it wasn't second nature. Still isn't second nature, but I'm getting better at it. Getting into park stuff too and can do most of the basic tricks (5050, backside boardslide, a little frontside boardslide, frontside 180, starting frontside 360, backside 180 off smaller hits, tail grab, 180 off, fakie off, etc).