If you keep training sessions positive, your dog will always look forward to them. Keep the sessions limited to 15 minutes or so to avoid the dog becoming disinterested and distracted. The rewards offered to your dog need to be plentiful (especially at first) and varied. Be sure to praise your dog when he does a good job. When training is enjoyable, listening becomes a happy time, too. When working on teaching your dog a command, keep training sessions short. It is much better to train your dog for 5 minutes, 3 times a day, than all in one 15 minute session. This will keep your dog focused. Before your dog gets bored, end the session. This will keep him interested and wanting more.
Your dog will perform best on a healthy diet. If your dog isn’t getting what he needs from his diet, he will have a hard time concentrating during training. Not only is it unhealthy, it can affect the way they behave. Improving your dog’s diet will also improve its mental capacity. Prior to training your puppy, make a bond with your dog by teaching him what his name is. You will want to use his name quite frequently, so he learns it and will come to you when you use it. There is no other word your puppy should be taught first. Be around your puppy a lot, so he knows to trust you. Once your puppy trusts you, it will be easier to train him.
Dog training should be a fun and rewarding experience. Keep your training lessons between ten to fifteen minutes so your dog can keep focused. The reward system can be generous and filled with surprises. The more you reward your dog the more he will continue the positive behavior. When the dog enjoys their training, they will listen better.