While using verbal praise, toys, and life rewards can be effective training tools, most dogs learn quickest using food rewards. Find a few treats that your dog REALLY loves. Soft treats are usually best as they can be broken down into many small treats that can be quickly consumed by the dog – which allows for longer training sessions. Your dog doesn’t become full too fast and lose motivation. Think how you feel after a big meal. Keep your dog engaged – as soon as he finishes his morsel – ask him to repeat the behavior so you can reward him again!