Dogs are working animals. They need a job to do and will be much better behaved if they have something to make them feel like they are earning their rewards.
Every breed has its own skills. Make the best of the genetic drive that your dog is born with.
Start with some of these ideas today:
The search game is when someone hides and the dog find them. Teaching your dog to find you or family members is not only fun, but someday could be useful. Most dogs seem to love this game and it usually takes very little training.
To start, one person should hold the dog while another person hides in a fairly easy place. The dog should want to go with the person who is hiding and should watch the person hide. The dog should be allowed to pull on the leash and act exited. Once the person is hidden the dog should be allowed to search. If you are not in a safe fenced area, the dog should be attached to a long line with the holding person hanging on to it and quietly following. If you are in a safe area the dog can be let lose to run and search. Once the dog finds the person it should be fervently rewarded with treats and praise. Continue to make the hidden person harder to find and eventually don't allow the dog to see the person leave. Just before the dog is sent to search, the person holding the dog should give the "search" command. This game will also help in teaching the dog to come when called. If the dog doesn't come right away when called the person should just hide. This usually encourages the dog to search and find the person. Always make sure the dog comes all the way to the person hiding, not just run by and keep going. Most people are amazed at their dog's ability to play this game, but sometimes the dogs are going so fast they miss the scent they are searching for. Remain still and let the dog work, but if it starts to get discouraged and give up, give a little call to help the dog be successful. The dog should always end by finding someone.
You need at least two people, one to hold the dog and one to hide. You also need an area to practice. A good place to start this game is in the house. To play outside you need a large safe area without other distractions. You also need a strong buckle collar, strong comfortable leash and a long line is often useful. You may prefer to use a harness so the dog can relax and have the full freedom of its head.