Yup why have we forgotten to reinforce our dogs for getting things right on their own accord? Children screaming next door, your dog looks and and stands there without barking this should be reinforced. Your dog lying nice and quiet, its a moment to reinforce. Dont worry your dog is taking note of everytime something good is happening and he or she will want that to be repeated. Short and sweet.....reward nothing! You will get a calmer dog.