The agile, alert Airedale Terrier is not a beginner's dog: his upbringing is demanding and requires good dog skills. You should adapt to these peculiarities in the dog breed.
First, you should consider something important when dealing with your Airedale Terrier: Even the best education can only be effective if the dog is kept in an appropriate manner, well utilized and well socialized. Not only following commands is part of the dog training, but also a responsible handling of the animal. You should consider that.
Airedale Terrier: A small dickhead
The education of this dog needs one thing above all: a lot of patience and calm. Terriers are known to like to play the dickhead. Owners of these dogs should always stay calm, and if in doubt, just stay with them longer than your four-legged friends, if they just have a stubborn phase. The best way to get a grip on the extravagance of the fur nose is when it is well used and gently treated. If he feels under-challenged, it can easily happen that he does the opposite of what he should and becomes uncooperative.
Special features of the education
To the stubbornness of the big terrier comes his very charming character, which sometimes makes it difficult for his owners to stay consistent with him. That his people are the bosses, but should always be clear, because as sweet as the dog is: Ranking problems with him are anything but beautiful.
Take care that his wakefulness never lets him decide to act on his own. That you are the higher ranked, should be clear in every situation. Dominant behavior towards other dogs should also be prevented by good socialization and education.