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How to Teach Your Dog to Roll Over

One of the most popular tricks that dogs learn is how to roll over. It’s a fairly simple trick to teach and it’s sure to impress your friends and family. Here’s how you can train your dog to roll over:

What You Will Need

To get started, you’ll need some delicious treats that your dog loves.  You’ll also need a clicker if you’re using positive reinforcement training, or a marker word like “yes” if you’re not.

How to Begin

1. Start by getting your dog into a sitting position. You may need to use a treat to get them into this position if they’re not used to it.

2. Once your dog is sitting, hold a treat in front of their nose.

3. As your dog follows the treat with their nose, they should naturally start to lie down.

4. Once your dog is lying down, continue moving the treat until they roll over onto their back.

5. As soon as your dog is in the correct position, give them the treat and plenty of praise.

6. Repeat this process several times until your dog gets the hang of it. With a little practice, they’ll be rolling over like a pro!

The Key to Success

Training your dog to roll over is a great way to bond with your pet and provide them with some valuable exercise. The key to success is breaking the behavior down into small, manageable steps and rewarding your dog for their progress. With a little patience and perseverance, you’ll have your dog rolling over in no time!

Once they’ve mastered the roll over trick, you can move on to other fun tricks like playing dead or shaking hands.  With a little time and effort, you’ll have a furry friend that’s the envy of all your neighbors.

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