Picture your impulsive, excitable, energetic dog. Now picture your dog, but he comes when called even in the dog park, has a perfect sit, and can roll-over, play dead, or sit pretty on cue—also, you’ve taught him to ring a bell when he needs to go out for a bathroom break. It doesn’t need to be a total fantasy: a few training tools, time to research training techniques, and a lot (like, really a lot!) of practice will have you and your pooch learning, bonding, and having fun. Here, the tools you’ll need to get the job done.