Puppies love to play. They have lots of energy and playing is the way they learn about the world around them. One way to keep your puppy entertained is to teach them fun games to play with you. 'Find the treat' is an easy and simple game you can play with your puppy. It can help them channel their energy and reinforce some of the other skills you've taught them already, such as 'sit' and 'stay'.
Training your puppy to play 'find the treat' is easy and should only take a week or so. Before getting started, make sure your puppy has a good grasp on the four main commands: 'sit', 'stay', 'down', and 'come'. It is also a good idea to train your puppy to fetch. That way, they will bring back what they found to you rather than simply eating anything they unearth.
For this game, you will need a quiet space with plenty of places to hide things, along with some yummy treats. Ideally, you should choose small treats that smell strongly, so your pup can follow their nose to the reward. Have a collar and a leash on hand as well. Remember, this isn't a typical training session. You are teaching your puppy the rules to a game, so make sure the experience is fun for you and your buddy.