Teaching your dog that calm behavior will be rewarded is a great skill for every canine to have. To train this behavior, you can make use of a clicker to catch then click any time your dog seems relaxed. Be careful that your timing is precise; otherwise, your dog may become confused as to what she did correctly and will not know what to offer you again. Of course, every click gets a treat, so be sure to have plenty of tasty tidbits on hand to keep the game fun!
Food puzzles and brain games are a great way to keep your dog mentally stimulated. Since some female dogs will protect food from their own puppies, it is best for this game to be reserved for a crate or when your girl is in a room by herself. Most retailers sell a variety of different puzzle options with nearly all of them making use of food in some manner.