Whether you are bringing home a dog from the shelter today, or you have been living with Fido for years, dog training can and should be fun. It can become a great part of your daily routine, and is a fantastic way to bond with your dog and sneak in a little exercise for both of you. Training a dog is more than the basics of sit, down, and stay. The goal should be to create a way for your dog to be successful and thrive in your home, to keep him safe, and keep him stimulated. The time spent training should be fun and rewarding for both you and your dog. Here are a few ways to keep training fun and successful on your way to raising a well behaved best friend.