Burch urges new dog owners to observe carefully when training and reward behaviors you like. Behaviorists call this "reinforcing the desired behavior." Treats, toys and your attention to the dog make great rewards in the early stages of learning a new skill. These can eventually be faded out and replaced with praise.
Teaching your dog some basic cues will help the dog and human gain some self control, according to Melanson. Its much more clear for the dog to understand one word cues like sit, down, stay, leave it and drop rather than just saying NO all the time. Your dog can sit instead of jumping, sit for her dinner, sit to get her leash on, and sit for most any situation where NO was once your response or command.
Recommendations include sit, name game and Retrieve Training which not only teaches a fetch but a drop. Enroll in a local humane positive dog training class and your dog will learn even more, such as how to perform cues under distractions, and you are both sure to have fun learning together.