"Remember that every time you are with your puppy you are training. It starts when you are holding him and he starts to struggle because he wants to get down," says Dokken. "Don't give in. Instead, when he starts to fight, hold him against you, and if he starts to struggle harder, increase the pressure even more by holding him just a bit tighter against your body. Once he quits fighting you, release the pressure, and after he remains still for five seconds you can then set him down. He's learning that you won't accept that type of behavior. You are showing him that only when he complies will he get his way. Just think, during the first minute you hold your new pup, you have an opportunity to teach a lesson that will stay with him his whole life."