Developing a strong bond with your dog is the foundation for all future training.
Remember a dog can not ask questions, words have no meaning to a dog, until you combine
them with a physical action.
Efficient and well timed correction will effectively limit the amount of correction
needed in the long term. As important, if not more important, is the need
for well timed praise and reward.
Be sure you know exactly what you require from your dog, and how it should be achieved.
Never try and teach your dog anything, until you yourself have a thorough knowledge
of how to teach it, and have a clear mental picture of each stage. If in doubt,
do not attempt the training exercise.
Always finish a training period on a good note.
The duration and frequency of training sessions should be tailored to your dog's
level of concentration, to prevent boredom, and to ensure you finish on a
Never carry out correction or chastise your dog out of frustration or anger.
Above all be firm, fair and always kind to your dog