Good communication builds good relationships
Good relationships between dogs and their owners are based on good communication. Dogs communicate between themselves by means of body signals. It is only natural that they will use the same method to communicate with people. Your responsibility as a pet owner is to learn to interpret such signals. Doing so, will enable you to teach your puppy or dog the appropriate way of telling you what he or she needs or would like, whether it is food, to be let out, to play or to receive some loving attention from you!
Good dog behavior should be rewarded
It is always best to praise and reward a desired behavior, and to ignore the undesired behaviour.