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Treat choices are as diverse as the people and the dogs that are owned by them. Many people use hot dogs, cheese, boiled chicken, or a variety of commericial treats.
When using treats for training, it is often advised to stick to something that you can split into smaller pieces and that is not crunchy (especially for a young pup). When training, you want the focus to be on the lesson with the reward being the bonus. If a dog has to stop to crunch or eat something larger, you are losing the focus of the purpose.
Keep in mind that any soft treats will aid in contributing more plaque to the teeth (as will soft/canned foods), so don't forget to keep up on the dental care too.