° Have fun with your dog. Play alot and train in short time frames 3-4 times every day.
° Always end a training session on a positive note.
° If distractions are overwhelming for your dog, add distance between you and the distraction.
° Your dog does not need to play with every dog he/she meets. You are his partner.
° If your dog won't do a behavior for you, ask yourself how can I better communicate? Does my dog understand what I am asking?
° Before taking your dog on a walk, if possible, let him run off some energy in a secure area. Your walk will be much more enjoyable.