By Mariah Keogh
It is easy for us to tell our dog what we don't want them to do. But we often forget to tell or show them what we DO want them to do. A "no" to your dog should be followed by a command or gesture.
For example if you dog is chewing on a shoe, take it away and say "no". Then place a toy or bone they are allowed to chew in front of them and say "yes".
If your dog is jumping on you, say "no" and ask them to "sit" or "lay down". This lets them know what is not okay and what is okay. They won't have to guess or try another behavior after you correct them the first time.