How old? I wouldn't recommend a pet store trainer. You first need to work on bonding, you may not know what he has been through prior to you getting him. Look for a trainer that believes in positive reinforcement (not "No means no"). Hand feed your pup, positive play, snuggle. Find something that is high value to him. Use that as your reward. Check out some positive training videos on u-tube. Sit, stay, come, leave it,drop it. Read up on NILIF. It takes time and constant work. My boy is 3 and we still work on commands, keeping him fresh, it's not like training to him. It's playtime with mom. A pup has a short attention span so keep it in 5 minute intervals, change up on the commands. He will catch on as long as you are consistent with the command. I use verbal and sign at the same time. This way my boy knows to follow my directive and not someone else's.
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