Treats are a great motivational tool and one of the best things you can use to help in taming or training you pet. Most guinea pigs have healthy appetites, so they can be easily tempted into good behavior with the promise of a tasty reward.
In training, treats can be used as a lure to coax your pet into doing something you want him to do and must be given as positive reinforcement when your pet performs as you ask. By rewarding your pet’s good behavior with food initially, you make him more likely to repeat the behavior.
Once your pet is behaving well, alternate food with verbal praise or cuddling to ensure he will continue to do what you want without causing him to become overweight from consuming too many goodies