Hey everyone, It's early days (first full day with him today, and he turned 7 weeks yesterday) but my pup doesn't seem interested in food rewards so I feel like it's harder to train him. I'm only doing potty training at the moment, and just getting him used to certain words. Potty training isn't going well but i'm hoping it's just because it's his first day. But whenever he does something good I'll give him a treat and he takes it, chews it for a few seconds then leaves it. When i give it back to him he still isn't interested. (i tried treats i bought plus treats the breeder gave us that his litter apparently love). All training books talk about food rewards but if he's not motivated by food what else can I do? I don't want to use play as a reward because I don't want him getting confused yet, and the whole "good boy" routine surely isn't enough when he doesn't recognise those words properly yet? (When I read John Fisher's book, Think Dog, he said verbal praise isn't enough). Also, I read in so many posts that you let your dogs sleep in your room in their crate. I want him to sleep in the lounge so I put him in his bed there last night and I slept on the sofa next to it. He ended up on the sofa with me though. (I get it, it's freezing and he's much more comfortable lying against me because of body heat). I think putting him in my room will create more problems. Should I just continue to sleep downstairs with him (I was only going to do it the first 2 nights) and keep getting him to go to his bed? I got him used to a bear with a hot water bottle inside today (i wanted to supervise his first time with it) I was going to put that in his bed with him tonight to help him sleep there. I feel like I've read so much in books and online sources, including this site, but none of it seems to be helping me now it comes to actually having the pup for real and trying to do what's best because there's so many different ideas about what's right!