Friday, March 12, 2010
How to Train a dog to Roll Over
Step Three: Repetition is Key
At first the dog may try to get up or turn its head from side to side to see the treat. The key to this training is to go slow and repeat the process until the animal understands. You may even have to place your hand on the dogs back to show it to stay down. The key to mastering the trick is to gain the dogs attention with the treat and heave them to follow it in a rolling over motion.
Step Four: Reward When the Dog Gets It Right
When the animal masters the concept of rolling over you should give them the treat. This will reinforce the behavior of completing the task. You may also want to reward in steps as the animal makes progress so the dog doesn’t get frustrated with the training.