One thing you must keep in mind when training your dog, or if you just have a dog, is BE THE BOSS. Remember dogs are pack animals and there is always a leader of a pack, and right now, that leader is YOU! You must be in control at all times! Or else that dog will try to become the boss and be try to be YOUR LEADER instead. I know how hard it is to be the boss and not the friend. I have such a hard time doing this myself and I too need to keep this in mind. Those cute little faces, as hard as they are to resist, you must ignore it! Now I'm not saying to totally disown your friendship, because that connection is important too, but not as important as having a leader. So leadershhip, then friendship. Dogs want that, when your being the boss and you see that look in their eyes, don't mistake it for hurt, but for respect. And thats exactly what you want from them. You don't want them to treat you like a dog do you? Having a leader can lead to good behavior.Good luck and happy tails!