Obedience is built into your dog's character through an innate need to always attain a state of group harmony, a need that's directly inherited from the way wolves hunt together as a cohesive unit. In fact, new research shows that the relationship between humans and canines probably began because we both hunted in groups. Dogs need to know two things in order to be happy and well- behaved: “Am I safe ?” and “What do I do with my energy?”
By simply answering those questions, and understanding that your dog sees the world through his emotions, you can begin to have the kinds of responsiveness and obedience that you desire and that your dog actually wants to give you. Dogs want to learn and are eager to obey, it's part of their natural heritage.
The other important breakthrough is that listening to your dog is almost as important as teaching him to listen to you. Training is a two-way street. Your dog will teach you as much as you teach him once you tune in to his emotions.