I'm not satisfied with the training method I've been using with my year old min pin, Pedro. We took a basic obedience class several months ago that was taught using prong collars for all dogs. Aside from feeling rather pathetic having to use a prong collar to control a 9lb dog, the main problem is there was no "weaning" instruction. So, we both were frustrated in the process and I kind of gave up on him for a while. For the past few weeks I've been using some Cesar Milan ideas (the exercise, discipline, affection equation and being in a "calm, stable" frame of mind) coupled with some Victoria Stillwell ideas (dogs work for things, distracting through noises, treats/luring and pointed ignoring for bratty things). I'd like to incorporate clicker training into all of this. I think they would mesh well together. He knows sit, down, stay, wait and such. Loose leash walking pretty much doesn't happen anywhere but home turf AND if no people or animals are around. He still is nippy when we play and barks A LOT to get my attention (this is getting better as I ignore it more). He also cannot greet a person without being a total spaz dog. He just LOVES everyone and can't sit still for pats. Being the breed he is, I'm pleased he loves people. I did do the early socializing a LOT and it shows. What I'm hoping someone(s) can help me with is a training plan (in nice small words and steps...I'm so overwhemled by trying to get it ALL right). I'm most concerned with achieving loose leash walking/heeling and quiet as soon as I ask for it. The greeting nicely is also pretty high on the list as eventually I'd like to take him along on therapy visits. He LOVES going to the assisted living facility, but I have to be super selective about who he greets due to his over excited ways.