EXCESSIVE BARKING: Oh that annoying dog that barks!!! It is nice when they let you know someone has arrived however when the dog does uncontrollably it is bad.
SOCIALIZATION: What does socialization mean? Most think this is defined by your dog being pet by others and playing with dogs. It goes beyond that. Introducing your dog to diverse situations and environments with positive experiences is crit...ical. What a dog does not like or understand they often fear. All dogs of any age can be socialized. Remember behavior is reward based and all situations should involve positivity & safety. http://www.pawsandpossibilities.com/training-tips/what-does-socialization-mean/
VOCABULARY LIST: Training your dog will start the first moment you have them. Take time to create a vocabulary list everyone will use when giving your dog directions. This will help prevent confusion and help your dog learn his commands more quickly. Not sure which commands to use? Check out How to Talk to Your Dog at http://www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-training/talk-to-your-dog/
INTRODUCING YOUR DOG: Adding another dog to your household can bring you and your current dog more fun and companionship.
STAY: After you and your dog have mastered the sit and down commands, the logical extension on them is training your dog to stay.
SEPARATION ANXIETY: This can be tough on them and as well as for you. http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/separation-anxiety-in-dogs.html
DOWN: Teaching your dog simple commands like "Down" can be very useful. Check out how one simple command can be used in a variety of ways. http://www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-training/25-uses-for-down/
LETTING YOU KNOW THEY NEED TO GO OUT: Training your dog to ring bells to let you know they have to go outside is a great idea. I simply took sleigh bells and tied them to a wide ribbon.
FOOD BEGGING: Dog begging for food is one of the most common discipline issues that dog owners face. An unfortunate side effect of loving our dogs so much is that we would like to give them everything that they want. So when our dogs start begging for food, it's almost too much for us to bear... and we cave!
OBEDIENCE TRAINING: This maybe be directed for puppies but actually gives good information for all ages. Your dog is always learning and refreshers are good.
TEACHING YOUR DOG THE LEASH: Exercise is very important and a lack of it can lead to naughty behaviors. Walking should be enjoyable for both you and your pet.
CRATE TRAINING. Don't look at as a cage but as your dog's bedroom. With the proper training they will look at the crate as a security; it should should never be used as punishment or negative. The following article is informative on how to make this as a positive place for your pet.
TRAINING A HYPERACTIVE DOG TO CALM DOWN: Exercise is very important and a lack of it can lead to naughty behaviors. Here are some suggestions to work through hyperactivities.