The use of food is a great way to motivate and reinforce behaviors, however there are a few reasons why learned behaviors may devolve when food is not immediately available or visible. In this post we review such concepts as; It’s Not a Treat, Motivation, Timing, the Compromise Conflict, Food as a Distraction, and Fading Food Reinforcement Strategically.
Rather than saying "No!" when you dog is doing something that you don't like, try redirecting his actions by offering a cue he does know. For example, if your dog is jumping on a guest, try saying "Sit". This provides the dog with information about what is acceptable and gives him an alternative to redirect his energy to.