Your dog is full of energy and forever tearing around the house causing trouble. You don’t really mind because you all love him and he’s a key member of the family. It would be handy if you could channel his energy into something productive though. He can ‘sit’ and ‘drop’, but it would be good if you could get him to do something that would make you giggle a little more. When you have guests over he always goes down for a treat, so you know the icing on the cake would be if you could get him performing a more entertaining trick.
Teaching him to roll over would do exactly that. He’s guaranteed to get even your grumpy mother-in-law smiling. Not to mention he’ll be state-wide famous on social media. I mean who doesn’t love a little dog that rolls over on command?
Training your dog to roll over when he’s small is definitely achievable. He just needs the right incentive and then he’ll be rolling his away around the house. Mouth-watering treats or his favorite food will usually do the trick. If not, toys can be brought in to get him motivated. If he’s young then he should be a fast learner and brimming with energy, so you might then need just a few days. If he’s older and not quite as willing to be the performing monkey anymore then you may need a couple of weeks before you see consistent results.
If you’re successful with this training you’ll have a guaranteed way to put a smile on people's faces. This type of obedience training will also make it easier to teach him any number of other commands too.
Before you hit the deck and start rolling around the living room floor together you’ll need a few things. A large space where he won’t break anything during training will be required. You don’t want him bringing your new speakers down, even if he is little.
You’ll also need a decent stockpile of tasty treats or food broken into small pieces. A clicker will also come in handy for one of the methods.
Apart from that, you just need 10 minutes to dedicate to training each day and then you’re ready to get to work!