If you adopted a new puppy recently, you probably need some pointers on getting your new furry friend to learn commands. So talk with your hands! While tiny treats are key motivators to any positive training session, there's something else you really should be doing. In addition to using the chosen words for sit, stay, and more, also select a distinctive gesture for each command. Choose a hand movement that feels natural, and stick with it once you get started. Not sure where to start? Get inspired by these standard signals that you can easily teach your dog.