TIP #1: REAL LIFE TRAINING
Real life training means using everyday situations to train and continually strengthen good manners - without spending a lot of time on dedicated dog training sessions. Don't open the door just because the dog paws at it, don't throw the ball just because he barks at you. For those and countless other privileges, ask the dog to say "please" first by doing something like sitting quietly.
- The Whole Dog Journal
TIP #2: CONFINEMENT IS NOT JAIL
When housetraining, don't think that confinement and crating is too strict on your dog. You are doing her a big favor. Investing a few short weeks of effort nets you a lifetime of freedom for your dog - and you don't have to replace your carpet.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI