Your new puppy is full of energy. Sometimes you think they never stop moving. You've managed to get some basic skills into your pup, but now you need something new to teach them to channel their energy. Teaching your puppy to twist is a fun way to keep your puppy interested in training. Besides giving your pup a party trick to show off, twisting can also help them stretch out their muscles and can create a foundation for more complicated physical skills in the future.
A twist, or a spin, is a 360 degree turn. Twist is a fairly easy skill for puppies to learn. Most dogs catch on quickly and have a lot of fun learning to twist. Some puppies will spin quickly like a runaway top, while others are more deliberate. Either way is fine, as you can work on speed later when they have a handle on the trick. With a touch of patience, your pup may learn to twist on command within a matter of days. Keep in mind that puppies have short attention spans, so you may want to stick to shorter training session with breaks for play in between.
For this trick, you need small training treats. If your puppy likes their kibble, you can even use pieces of that to reward them. Work on the 'twist' command in a distraction-free area with enough space for your puppy to spin without bumping into anything. A clicker is a useful tool when training this method, though not completely necessary. For the 'Get the Stick' method, you will need a target stick. You can buy a professional target stick or make your own.