Week Five: Roll Over!
Teaching your dog to roll over takes time and patience, but it’s a great trick once you get it!
Start by getting your dog into the ‘drop’ position. In this position most dogs will kick their hip out slightly to one side, this is going to be the direction you get your dog to roll.
Move the treat slowly to their shoulder, ensuring their head turns as well (see Cynder in the photo).
Roll your hand (with the treat) over in an arc, you may need to give your dog a little encouragement to roll all the way over the first time but over time they will become more confident with rolling and do it a lot faster and easier.
Check out our video on how to teach your dog roll over in our Dog Dancing Basics 101 series!