TIP #1: DOMINANCE. IT'S NOT HELPFUL
The term dominance is a label, not a solution. What’s more, it sets up a conflict. If I believe my dog to be dominant it follows that I must make him submit to me. This often results in an ongoing battle of will that is unpleasant for both of us.
A much more useful approach is to leave out labels altogether and simply describe what your dog is doing, decide what you want him to do instead, and then make a plan to help him change his behavior.
TIP #2: EXPANDING YOUR TRAINING SPACE (CONT.)
There's a huge advantage to using places for training that you already go to: it's efficient! You're already going there, so you won't need to spend a lot of time making special trips for the dog's training. When you head to the local school to pick up your kids, arrive ten minutes early so you can practice your skills while it's still relatively quiet. Work your way up to practicing when the kids are being released from their classrooms! Or, if you need to purchase groceries, bring your dog along for a few minutes of training outside the doors. It is much easier to stick to a training plan if it doesn't take a lot of extra time.
- excerpted from Beyond The Back Yard
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI