This is how I give pills to the dogs. Soft bread works too. My mother, for some reason, uses peanut butter. Of all the ways to give a pill to a dog, however, the hands-on easiest, I have found, is with a hot dog slice. After cutting off a short pill-length section, I poke a few cross-hatch slits in the end with the knife, push in the pill, and the dogs practically mug me, they are so eager to get their nice fatty medicine.