We teach our puppies and young dogs some of the basic commands, like sit-stay-come-down, very early on. One of the best ways to keep it fresh for them is to remind them by playing games. Make it fun. If it’s fun we don’t usually think of it as work. Dogs are the same way, and with the right motivation they won’t tire of any of your games for a very long time.
Before asking the impossible of your dog, training after a long day spent in the crate, etc, take the edge off of his energy. Walking with them is good exercise for them and a bonding experience between the two of you. Works for family situations as well. We go over some other benefits in one of our other videos Good Reasons to Walk the Dogs.