Dog Obedience training advice
Obedience training should start early while still a puppy. Teaching the dog its name comes first, physical discipline is not necessary. All training should rely heavily on tone of voice with short, simple one-word commands for each particular behaviour. By using short stern commands the obedience training can be achieved quickly. The simpler you are able to keep things the more effective the training will be. It is important when working with a puppy to confine the obedience training to short lessons and incorporate some fun. The lessons can become longer as the puppy gets older. All of the time that you spend with your puppy should include training of some type, there will be many behaviours for which training is required.
Obedience training depends upon consistency. Each particular rule must be impressed upon the dog on every occasion, dogs don't understand exceptions to rules. If you don't want your dog to be around the table when you are eating, then this needs to be the rule all the time. If you do not want your dog to be on the furniture then that needs to be made clear to the dog on each occasion. A dog does not understand exceptions to rules. If rules change the dog becomes confused and then it will no longer bother following commands and further attempts at obedience training may not be effective.
If you put in the effort with obedience training you will not have to spend time yelling at your dog for misbehaving so this forms the basis of a consistently happy relationship with your dog.