Let your dog know who is boss! Unless shown otherwise, a dog will naturally assume that he is the leader of the pack - once this has been established it is quite difficult to persuade him otherwise! When disciplining your dog, be firm in tone, but calm. Never punish a dog in a physical manner, as this will lead to lifelong mistrust. Also, when he behaves, remember to praise him!
Make your own dog biscuits to provide your beloved canine with the healthiest treats. Most commercial products are over-loaded with chemicals that aren't good for dogs, despite adding flavor and aroma. Use quality ingredients and tell your dog what you're doing in the kitchen! Get him all excited and let him taste-test as soon as they're cool.
Solid leash training is a must for any dog. Your dog should walk beside you, not lag behind or run ahead, and should obey the command "heel." Having a dog that can properly walk on a leash will be more enjoyable for both you and your pup. Even if you still use the loose leash walk at times, helping your dog to understand this command is a good idea.