Dog training basics are simple. Especially if the critter is young then it becomes really simple for you but keeping aside strict time for training is also a very important thing. Keep the training fun, motivated and relaxed. This should be a participating area where both of you can bond. Get yourself some basic dog CDs or DVDS as well as booking some sessions with a professional trainer is also helpful.
Managing a good and well maintained tone is everything and your dog will definitely respond well when you are calm and collected and lead him to be sure of himself as well. Do not keep it any strict but firm. It is never necessary to be harsh with any dog but simply be plain firm. Keep those roll up toys that hide a fun food or a particular healthy treat that he may like, at the end of training.
Training your dog this way is really motivating for him but do not distract by showering him with goodies while on training. After a good day’s training though there should definitely be a pampering. During the breaks in training definitely pat him on his back to let him no you appreciate him by calling his name with loving gesture or firm affirmations like “Good dog!”, “Smart dog! Very good!” etc. These are the ways to get a dog to respond well to some good doses of training.