The first step to GREAT easy dog training is buy a clicker, you can find one online or maybe at your petstore! The trick with click training is to click when they do something good and reward them with a treat RIGHT AWAY! My dogs are VERY well trained with this training, if you want to see some videos or need ANY info please contact me!
Check www.youtube.com for Clicker Training Videos!
There are truly NO easy ways of dog training, except abuse. It's easiest of all to train a dog to be fearful. Dog training is ALWAYS work. But fun work nonetheless. :) So fun that I've made it my business.:) I like the clicker method as well. It works well. But I don't wait for the dog to do something to be clicked. I help them earn that treat! It may be easier for some of us to use the clicker, but for others some other method works better. Just as long as it's all humane! :)
I'm with Illusion...We used a positive reinforcement method class with Max. It works really...You are very correct...What animal/human doesn't like attention...Doxie, I am hoping I just mis-understood your post and you don't really abuse your dog to make them fearful...