What I would do if the dog doesn't comply? Start over. If he jumps in the car without sitting first and waiting for the Ok, say "uh-uh" or "oops" or "no" (whatever you use to let him know he didn't do it right, take him out of the car. Close the car door and start again. If he gets it wrong multiple times, go back in the house, ignore him for a bit and start over. This obviously can only be done when you don't have to be somewhere. Apply the same logic to other areas.
Thank you. We will start doing this.
Your dog should know some basic commands and it will help a lot, I think you aren't finding a lot on it other than what you found because it is that simple......
Say you want to take your dog for a walk, he sits, then you leash up, he sits then you open the door, before you put him or her in the car make him sit, open the door then give him the command to get in the car or pick him up if need be and put him in.etc etc
If your dog is "nosing" you when you sit down in the living room as you are eating, place the dog in a down, eat your food then treat him when your done, it is easy but the dog needs to know the basics or it will at least make it easier.
Duke will sit on command (he has a harder time with this when we're outside though), shake on command, and most of the time will lay down on command. For "down" we have not gotten to the point where we can just say "down" and he downs. We still have to lower our hand to the ground and sometimes pat the floor for him to down.
He has gotten pretty good about sitting before we even tell him to when we put his leash on. Same thing for when we take it off. He will sit to go outside...though he doesn't wait for an "OK" command to walk out. I guess we need to start working on that.
When we are in the kitchen working with food or eating, we place him on his "spot" and he willingly lays down. He will stay for several minutes. Sometimes he gets up and walks slowly into the kitchen so we have to remind him and take him back to his spot. Several times, though, he has laid on his spot for 10-15 minutes at a time without getting up.
Does it sound like we are doing some of this NILIF stuff right? And maybe we just need to tweak some things such as repeating the exercise if he does something without our command and ignoring him if he tries to push something?