Training is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your dog. Your dog will enjoy learning new behaviors, and earning praise and rewards. You will delight in seeing your dog think, learn and have light bulb moments. Training will help you communicate with your dog and have him learn his place in the family. As you would with a human child, you will establish boundaries and guidelines and a system for rewards and gentle consequences (such as timeouts) for behavior. When you are consistent and reliable and show your dog what he needs to do through force-free, positive training, your dog will feel confident, happy, loved and safe.