Next up, hold your pup's attention with regular, short sessions! Make training part of your daily routine – even just 10 minutes before breakfast or dinner can go a long way. Once your pup has mastered several commands (at least 85 percent of the time), gradually decrease the treats. Start by rewarding two times out of three, then every third time, until snacks are only handed out occasionally. When you switch up the rewards, you assure that your pet is not just performing for the food, but that he understands and will continue his response minus the yums! Even when not offering a savory morsel, speak in a crisp, cheerful manner and offer immediate praise in that good puppy voice. If you continue to get the desired reaction from your pup without the food, congratulations! You've mastered key commands in a "closed environment" – now tomorrow's training tip will teach you how to take it outside!