How to Teach a Dog to Roll Over

Start in a quiet space. Ensure your dog is attentive and in a calm state before beginning the training session.


Master basic commands like sit and lie down before introducing the rollover command. A solid foundation makes learning new tricks easier.


Hold a treat close to your dog's nose, then move it over their head. As they follow the treat, their natural instinct to roll over begins.


Add a verbal cue like "roll over" simultaneously with the lure. Consistency in your command helps your dog associate the verbal cue with the desired action.

Verbal Cue

Encourage a partial rollover initially. Reward any attempt, gradually progressing to a full rollover. Patience and positive reinforcement are key.


Practice regularly in short sessions. Consistency reinforces the behavior, and your dog will become more adept at performing the rollover trick.


Reward the rollover immediately to reinforce the connection between the action and the treat. Timing plays a crucial role in effective training.


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