Whether you have a young puppy or an older dog, let's get ready to teach that dog some new tricks! Before you get started, stock up on treats! You'll want to choose a treat that's extra special for your pup (like liver snacks). Make sure you choose soft, small treats about the size of your pinky nail — it's important that the treats are tiny enough to make them quick to eat as well as of a texture that limits the amount of chewing or crumbling.
Both of these treat features should help motivate your pup's attention and bring it right back to you after he's rewarded. I like to train North before his dinner or breakfast meals so food motivation is at a high, and use a snack that I only give him for these purposes so it's not an everyday offering. It's also important to keep the treats ready so that your dog gets one immediately after he performs correctly so he will associate behavior with the reward. Good luck!