Puppy training tips. Training puppies is fun and rewarding. Is there anything cuter than seeing a little 10-week-old puppy promptly plonking onto its rear end when you say “sit”, or offering a paw when it is requested? They are eager to please. Try a variety of rewards, from treats to toys to simple praise and positive attention. Use the one that gets the most prompt response. Be patient, as puppies might take some time to understand what is desired. Keep training sessions short but somewhat frequent. They have short attention spans, so alternate training with playing and make the whole experience fun.