Jack has had no commands, structure or calm time, he was moved from one home to another but now he has a GREAT home with his best mate Brian (3 year old wee boy). We are working on 'toilet' as has had no understanding of where is supposed to do it. So on walks everytime he lifts his leg and I say 'good toilet' - real praise! And it IS working.
He is a very nervous dog and lacks confidence but by cycling with him running beside me he is starting understand commands like 'steady' and 'with me'. It is a slow process but worth every frustration to see a happy wagging tail at the end.