Training Your Dog to Roll Over

Basic obedience commands are needed to get your dog to behave and keep him under control. Training your dog to roll over is just for fun. This is an advanced command so your dog needs to consistently sit, stay and lie down on command. Get your dog to lie down and get down to his level. Hold a food treat in front of his nose to get his attention. Move the treat in the direction you want him to roll so he must drop his shoulder to follow the treat. This leads your dog to turn onto his side. Say the ROLL OVER command. Direct your dog with the treat so he rolls over onto his back and to the other side. Praise your dog and give him the treat. Practice this often. Reduce and gradually eliminate the treats so your dog rolls over by your command. For more information, contact your veterinarian Cherry Hill, NJ.


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