How are people different from animals when it comes to anchoring or conditioning?

I am training my dog right now which requires me to teach it to anchor certain things or condition it in certain ways (its anchored to some particular boots i wear to take it outside for example, I'm currently trying to condition it to go to the toilet on command)
I am interested in finding more information/hearing what others have to say about anchoring/conditioning when it comes to people and animals.

The differences and the methods.

Basically if my dog does something i like i can give it a material reward (food) and verbal reward (praise).

I'm wondering how effective this method would be on humans or how to adapt this method to work on humans OR any information about how humans become conditioned/the techniques involved.