Families should reward good behavior and redirect or ignore unwanted behavior. By setting clear boundaries, such as not allowing the dog on the sofa, which your whole family should reinforce, you will avoid confusing your dog.
Dog training is as much about training you, the pet parent, as it is teaching your pooch. Pet parents should ensure all boundaries are reinforced with lots of rewards. Also, “capture” good behaviors, such as lying quietly at your feet, coming when called, sitting when greeting people. Positive reinforcement has been scientifically proven to be effective with quick results. Treats are a wonderful way to reward your dog for good behavior.
A great approach is to praise the dog when he does something right. For example, if you ask him to "Stay," you should praise your dog while he is remaining in that position.
By using humane, positive, voluntary and reward-based training methods you and your dog will create a relationship of mutual respect and trust. Introduce and practice cues on a daily basis, such as “sit”, “down”, “come” and walking politely on a loose leash.
Here are some tips on how to manage and solve the most common issues. Remember, dogs don’t find these behaviors rude, these are normal dog behaviors, however we should teach them polite behaviors instead.