I've agreed to try to help my older neighbor train her little terrier mutt. I'm pretty confident the dog is trainable, less confident about the neighbor. I'm planning to make a little poster with my top 3 tips for her, basically the three most fundamental things she should know. This is what I'm currently thinking: Be consistent! Reward good behavior (treats, toys, attention). Do not reward bad behavior. (Remember, attention can be a reward!) Be patient! It will take time to learn a behavior and for a behavior to become a habit. What would you put on your Top 3 Things a new dog owner/trainer should keep in mind?