To start training your dog to roll over, lure him onto one side of the bed while he is lying down. As soon as he rolls over on that side, reward him with a treat. Once the other side rolls over, lure your dog to the opposite side. Repeat the process until your dog knows the command. When they do it correctly, you can move to the other side and reward them with a treat.
Treats to keep your dog from filling up too fast
When teaching a dog to roll over, it’s important to keep a treat nearby. It may be hard to get a dog to turn all the way around, so it’s helpful to break the treat into smaller pieces and give it to them as a reward when they roll over. As your dog becomes more comfortable with belly exposure, you can gradually decrease the number of treats you give him.
The goal is to gradually stop giving your dog treats every time he or she rolls over. Instead, give them an occasional treat and rotate it around your dog’s head. Make sure to say “roll over” after moving the treat. Once your dog has mastered this step, you can switch to a more random treat. If your dog does not want to receive a treat every time he or she rolls over, save the special treat for the next trick.
Rewarding your dog when they complete the roll
Rewarding your dog when they complete the rolling over is a great way to shape this behavior into a polished trick. As your dog develops this behavior, gradually increase the distance from the lure to the floor. This will help shape the behavior into a polished trick and get your dog off the lure. Once your dog completes the rolling over, be sure to reward them with a treat. If your dog continues to roll, they are most likely to find this behavior as a natural reward.
To reward your dog when they complete the roll over, hold a tasty treat in front of their nose. Press the treat between your thumb and forefinger to draw a circle. Make sure you keep the treat close to the dog’s nose until the dog successfully completes the rolling over exercise. Reward them with a treat as soon as they complete the roll. The reward will serve as a cue for them to continue the exercise.
Using a treat to encourage your dog to roll over
When training your dog to roll over, use treats as a reward. A treat is a natural reward, but some dogs are uncomfortable performing this trick. Dogs with deep chests may have a difficult time performing a roll over. One trick similar to rolling over is the play dead, but your dog stops midway instead of rolling over. If your dog struggles with the roll over, try using a treat to encourage her to stop halfway.
If your dog doesn’t roll over easily, you should begin by training her to lie on her side first. Then, slowly rotate the treat up her back. Once she sees her treat, her head and body will follow it, and she will roll over. Repeat the process if necessary. Once your dog gets the hang of it, you can move onto the full 360 degree roll. Make sure to praise your dog for rolling over each time she lands on her side.
Teaching your dog to roll over on command
When training your dog to roll over on command, you want to avoid using punishment, and instead use positive reinforcement and enthusiastic encouragement. Dogs have short attention spans, so keep training sessions short and fun. Aim to teach your dog to roll over on command over a period of 5 to 15 minutes. You should also try to end your training sessions in a positive way to avoid discouragement. As with most dog training exercises, a training session should last between five and fifteen minutes.
The next step is to introduce the “roll over” command by demonstrating it with a hand movement or verbal command. After your dog rolls over successfully, give them a treat and praise. Try a longer count before moving your hand. If your dog responds positively to your hand movement, they may already know to roll over. If they do not, try repeating this process several times. As your dog learns to roll over, you can expand your training to other tricks.