Roll Over

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by BullyGem, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. BullyGem New Member

    I have been training Axl for about 3 weeks now and he knows how to sit, drop and shake hands. We have just started to train him to roll over but I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly.

    Firstly I get Axl to sit then drop. From here with great difficulty I luer him on his side with a treat then get him to roll over for his treat. Axl usually picks up on tricks on the second training lesson but I don't think he is getting this one.

    What is the best way to teach a puppy to roll over??

  2. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    cuuuuuuute dog!
    You sound like you are doing GREAT teaching tricks!
    wow, your dog gets most tricks in two lessons??? wowza!
    occasionally, my dog can get a one-step trick in two lessons, but, usually my dog takes wayy more than 2 lessons to fully nail a trick.

    so don't get frustrated if your dog needs more than 2 lessons to nail "rollover". Most dogs typically DO need more than 2 lessons.
    Imo, rollover has a few lil steps, or, increments, til you get the completed final "rollover".

    Hope this helps:
  3. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    I taught my dog to rollover to the right, for cue, "Buddy, what do ________do?" (insert name of political party you do NOT like):ROFLMAO:

    and i taught Buddy to rollover to the left to verbal cue "rollover" for my guy to use in front of his friends, which tend to belong to the political party of the trick above.

    but, i taught the two tricks about a month apart, to avoid confusion.
  4. Ohsweetserenade New Member

    I'm making him sit, down, then I would say 'roll over' and lure him with a treat to roll over. I click right when he lands on his other side. I hold the treat in front of his nose and pull it behind his head towards his back and he has just always followed it. He is so food motivated that he would follow a treat anywhere. My problem is getting him to do it without the treat! lol
  5. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    lol, Ohsweet, i have same trouble sometimes, with my dog.
    but you do NOT want to fade out the treats while the dog is in training.

    You could, after you've followed the steps in the blog above,
    begin to just use your empty hand for dog to follow,
    and begin to give treats every other time, not every time, AFTER the dog solidly knows the cue very very well.
    worth a try.
  6. BullyGem New Member

    Thank you for your advices!!
    We have mastered roll over and I am super proud!!! Now it's onto the next trick. We can finally take Axl out next Tuesday as he will be completely vaccinated.
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  7. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    WOW!! GREAT JOB, BULLY GEM, with such a young baby dog, too! WOW!!! Congrats!!!

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