Follow Through with Commands
Never give a command your not willing to follow through with, should your dog not do what you command them to do.
No matter how busy the work is … no matter how good the food is … no matter how great the movie is … no matter what your doing, if your dog doesn’t do what you command them to do … don’t give that command if you are not willing to get up and make them do what you command them to do.
Some people will say “oh, well … I’ll make them do it later” … When you do this, you are telling your dog you are full of it and if they simply call your bluff, they will get by with it. This is how dogs begin to get out of hand. It is the human that allows their dog to become unruly or even aggressive.