Teaching your dog to “roll over” is a lovely and entertaining trick. Your dog should be able to sit and lie down on command before you begin. Because this trick has several pieces, it is a little more difficult to teach your dog to roll over than it is to teach him other commands. However, with a little patience, your dog will soon be rolling over.
Practice the trick in a soft, comfortable environment in which you might return to continue training.
The last stage in teaching your dog to turn over is to stop tempting him in with treats. Start by delivering the command and waiting a few seconds after your dog has rolled over after hearing it many times. Some dogs pick up on it fast and roll over right away. When the dog has completely rolled over, praise him and give him a treat.
If your dog does not respond to the command right away, you can gradually remove the treat. Begin by commanding your dog to “turn over,” and then use the treat to lure it a part of the way over. Once the dog is moving, remove the treat. With each training session, gradually reduce the distance you lure your doggo in. Most dogs rapidly pick up on your commands and will be ready to ‘roll over’.
You should proceed at your dog’s pace; if your dog is nervous about showing his or her tummy, go a bit slower at first to let them gain confidence, and then praise the steps your pup is comfortable with. It’s also critical to keep training sessions brief and energetic. Excessively long training sessions may be irritating for both you and your dog. Maintain a 10-minute training session length and aim to conclude each session on a positive note.