I wanted to give you a bit of free advice, and just some things that I have learned throughout the years. The following are some things I have always remembered as an animal trainer, and that are synonymous with marine mammal training as well as dog training. Bookmark this page, and as you go to train your dog, feel free to come back to it anytime.
Keep the training sessions short (2 to 4 minutes)
Have a goal of what you want to accomplish before the training session, and when you achieve the goal, end the training session. End the session on a positive note.
Make sure you understand why the animal did the behavior incorrectly. It normally is for one two reasons. Either the animal is confused or the animal is testing you.
After the training session it is a great idea to do something fun with your dog. Play with your dog with a ball or a toy or anything he likes.
Remember that all dogs are different and are going to be trained and will learn at different speeds. Take your time and be patient.
Make sure you are consistent, and make sure that eveyone is giving the animal the same cue.
Most importantly, make training fun for both you and your dog.
HERE ARE SOME BASIC BEHAVIORS:
SIT - Using Gentle Manipulation
SIT - Using treats
THE WORD "NO"