2. Consistency: Once you have set the rules you must always stick to them. A dog will be just as consistent as you are. A dog that only gets fed from the table once every month or so will still keep begging because he knows that eventually, it will work, after all, it has in the past.
3. Control/Management: If the dog is too hyper or anxious to focus, don’t train him. If you are anxious, frustrated, angry, or emotional, don’t train your dog. If your dog can’t handle a bike going by while you are out walking, walk him in areas where he can get far enough away from the bike to be comfortable (don’t go walking on a bike trail). If the dog can overpower you, find someone to help you come up with a training regime so that you can handle your dog. If you can’t control or manage yourself, the dog, or the environment, training will not happen!