Treat/Retreat clearly communicates to a stressed, potentially reactive dog that he is free to NOT move closer to or interact with a houseguest.
Clicker training is about 50% faster for training dogs new commands and behaviors. For basic commands, you’ll just use the clicker for a few sessions.
Potty training your puppy requires confinement in crate or pen, lots of trips outside, treat rewards for success, and all the patience you can muster.
Separation anxiety is a top reason for owner surrender. Treating separation anxiety in dogs requires a desensitization program and effective management.
The AKC Canine Good Citizen program rewards dogs who have good manners at home and in the community, regardless of whether or not a pure breed.