BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

How to Teach A Dog to Roll Over: 10 Easy Steps To Try Without A Pro-Trainer

How to Teach A Dog to Roll Over
John Walton
Written by John Walton

Do you suddenly feel that your dog is ready to roll over and show you funny tricks? Do you feel that you are ready to dance, jump and take the game plan with your dog to a completely new level? Then, it is time that you train your dog the habits of obeying commands, gestures and other ways of exercise through twisting and turning.

Obedience from your dog is dependent on how well you communicate with him. One must take care of many reasons of why the dog would refuse, be bored or deny the technique or exercise of rolling over while teaching your dog how to roll over. This requires just a tad bit of patience, love and commitment to reach the goal in under a week! However, if you want to make it a bit easier on yourself, you may want to find out which breeds are the easiest to train.

Obedience training

Training your dog to be obedient takes sufficient time, space and dedication. Communicating with your dog requires sufficient understanding, time and expression so that patiently you teach him the language that you mutually should comprehend and follow. One needs to be ready to devote long hours of work, energy and high-commitment in learning with the dog to engage in fun activities.  This activity is highly time-engaging learning technique that your dog can easily pick up.

Among the many activities that you train your puppy into, teaching tricks and technique is a normal way of teaching expression or the next level of acquired linguistic skills. With a well-trained and healthy dog, one does not have too many things to encounter as issues, during teaching your dog to roll over.

Teach your dog to roll over infographic

Obedience training manages many attitude and behavior problems in a dog and helps the pup to realize the exploration or adaptive mode of learning through games in the training period. Your puppy eventually starts to lead on walks, maintain calm, behave well and listen as well as communicate with you in the uber-healthy way. Before you start, you can get a handle on the basics in this article on basic obedience training for dogs.

Obedience training encounters and calms down the many demerits of the unruly, confused and aggressive behavior in pets. If you teach our dog the power of language, its communication and benefits at an early stage, it will be easy for you to train him or her to perform tricks and be a master of gymnastics, hunting and fetching.

How to teach your dog to roll over

Teaching your dog how to follow your command to rollover is quite simple as it only takes patience, apt training and time. Once you have established a communication with your dog, it is easy to assert a sense of celebration, learning and enjoyment through performing tricks. An easy way to teach your dog to roll over is, to accompany it with various other tricks and techniques. Some are:

Exercise your dog #1: for the first 20 minutes

Usually it is, believed that you can teach a calm dog much effectively than a worn-out dog, which is downright confusion, as dogs are generally known to be highly hyperactive creatures. If you’re planning to teach something to your dog, you better research and be prepared of ways to keep his concentration to understand everything that you wish to communicate.

Every time you wish to teach your dog something, make sure that you exercise him thoroughly so that he does not distract himself around the stick, color of your sandals or jacket! It is necessary to get your dog thoroughly tired and in calm position so that he listens and follows you with controlled energy.

Make him lie down #2: observe for 2 minutes

Now that your dog is a calm position, it is easier for you to train or teach him to lie down calmly. Even after strenuous exercise, certain dogs end up being active and pouncing around without relaxing. Your puppy should be involuntarily following just the energy and movement of your gestures and sounds peacefully.

Train your dog tricks

At most times, it is tough to attain any peace with your puppy that one should understand to avoid such situations. A good exercise always gets the dog in the mood for learning and focusing on you, with ease.

Hold the treat in your hand #3: observe for a minute

The main step of teaching your dog to roll over, you must first capture his focus. Then, proceed onto showing him the treat and closing our fingers around. Your puppy needs to thoroughly worn-out to wait and watch the way you move your hand else he might attack on you at the very sight of the treat. Secure your grasp around the treat so that the puppy or dog will not be able to snatch it off your hands.

Bring the treat close to your pup #4: slowly

This is the step where you teach your puppy to track and follow the treat in order to trip over safely and healthy. Slowly hold the treat tight and move it closer to his mouth. Now, command your dog to stay and be still to listen to you.

Roll over treats

Your dog has to get patient, but command him to be silent and still. You should be in control of the dog and hold the treat where he can comfortable see it as well as follow it.

Command #5: in clear and loud voice

Now, in a lucid tone that is clear and comprehensible yet not harsh or rude, command your puppy to the command you have chosen to train him to roll over. The commanding should be consistently same for tone and gesture, but, never on its own as a, dialogue.

Commanding properly helps to grow the puppy into a healthy dog that follows and obeys your commands by following the words, language and tone in order to be acquainted to other voices and commands from the public.

Roll him over #6: take 30 seconds-60 seconds to complete the rolling

Almost instantly to the command, slowly move the treat around your dog, so that he rolls over. Do this slowly in about 30 seconds so that your dog does not get distracted or refuses to follow the track of the treat.

Roll over in the house

Rolling the dog over takes enough time, space and patience as it is difficult to get a distracted dog to engage enthusiastically to follow the treat safely, in order to roll over.

Reward him #7: instantly

When your dog has finished following the track of your treat to safely and perfectly trip over as to roll around; you should almost instantly reward him with the treat you have been keeping closed off him. This makes your dog understand that it has done something that is, liked. Talk to him as in appreciating him so that he registers the act properly as a good or stunning thing after teaching him how to roll-over. Adore and respect your dog starting the moment he completes tripping over.

Practice #8: till he picks up (total of 10 minutes per session)

Now that your dog knows how to roll over and around, you should practice enough as in a total of about 10 minutes per session so that you teach him the routine of rolling over and over properly. Practicing makes your dog learn his flaws and realize to correct the act of rolling-over. With practice comes the stability and steadiness in allotting the perfect time to the session you train your dog sans over-exhaustion and dehydration or confusion.

Different set-ups #9: have multiple sessions

Apart from religious practice of having sessions of training with your dog to learn how to roll-over, you should start to engage him into different terrains so as to, not shut his enthusiasm and positivity. Take him out into the home lawn, the clay court, on the tarred road and other places so that he adapts and learns how to roll over comfortably and safely in multiple places in multiple sessions.

Roll over outside

This will also help keep his positivity and health alive through taking him exploring to different places and public. This also enhances your dog’s ability to socialize, mingle and be happy about leading and finding places on his own so as to train effectively of rolling over. Teach your dog to roll over without a treat after 4-7 days.

Use help of others for command #10

Now that your dog has learned how to listen to you and roll over without the treat, it is time you take him to higher cognition and learning abilities. Use the help of your friends and neighbors to keep your dog continuously in the phase of training so that he does not forget himself, the rules of good behavior as well as evolve to amaze people individually as well teaching him how to roll over. Eventually, your dog will end up leading the act as to doing the rollover at his own pleasure or to purposefully amaze and amuse; the people around.

Many of the steps used above can be used for other training techniques as well. You can learn what other commands you should teach your dog by reading teaching your dog basic commands.

Zillions of problems pop up when you try to teach your puppy or dog, the exclusive or difficult act of rolling over safely and properly, owing to their learning abilities and speed. One must learn to understand that the occasional refusal, denial, aggression and ignorance is temporary and you must take the upper-hand to indulge and engage your puppy or dog in an interesting game of training how to roll over. Change the treat every day and award him with special treat every time he makes a good leap.

Roll over trick

In the finality, it is simply your own dedication, nature of the crowd you introduce your puppy and the patience you possess to bear the accidents, trips, falls and mistakes as well as mischief that he may or may not commit. Additionally, take care to prevent wearing him out to the extreme point of dehydration and exhaustion while teaching him how to roll over.

Good Luck!

About the author
John Walton
John Walton

John Walton lives in Somerville, MA, with his two dogs, two sons, and very understanding mate. He is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a mentor trainer for the Animal Behavior College, an AKC Certified CGC Evaluator, and the Training Director for the New England Dog Training Club.

  • Kushnir Vita

    I think, command «Roll Over» is one of the hardest command, but everything is possible. At first, your dog must know another simple commands. It means, that your pet can understand you, and he is able to learn somethings hardest. Secondly, use the method of the carrot, not stick! And third, you should to consider a breed of dog and his character, and also his mood.

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  • Betsy Johnson

    This is so funny that I have to share. My daughter accidentally taught her dog to roll over. Her dog, a Golden Retriever often rolls over to show her tummy. Every time this happens, my daughter gets super excited and says «Good tummy!»
    Sometime ago, my daughter just said «Tummy» and her dog rolled over! :)
    It was so hilarious! Has any of you accidentally trained your dog to do a great trick?

    • John Walton

      Accidental instructions and tricks happen every so often thanks to experimentation and a little bit of luck. For me, if it works, then go for it and cultivate the trick!

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