Your dog can tell you when he's ready for bed or when he needs some quiet time by rolling himself up in a blanket. There's nothing much cuter than your dog peeking out from underneath a blanket after he's wrapped it around his own body!
You can train your dog to roll up in a blanket to just be cute, or you could train your dog to roll up in a blanket when it's time to go to bed. Once your dog knows this fun trick, he will probably begin to use it on his own to communicate to you if he's going night-night or will be taking a little nap. Rolling up in a blanket is also a fun party trick. Your guests will be impressed with how smart your dog is and all of the training that goes behind this cute little trick.
Your dog will need to know a series of basic commands before learning to roll up in a blanket. You can include some of these commands as part of your training, but ultimately, in order to roll himself in a blanket, your dog should know how to sit on command. He should also know ‘down’ by command, and you should probably work on teaching him ‘take it’ and to 'roll'. Having all four of these commands mastered before you piece them together into one command to roll up in a blanket will make this training easier. Teach these four commands individually and then mash them all together into one cute trick to teach your cute pup to roll up in a blanket.
To do this fun trick, you are obviously going to need a blanket that you are okay with your dog laying on and rolling in. Lots of tasty high-value treats will make this training easier and more rewarding for your dog. If you are starting from ground zero, training the initial commands first, be patient and take them one at a time before moving to the next. You can do these trainings on the blanket and use the blanket for the ‘take it’ command if you would like. Or you can completely separate them so your dog understands the commands outside of this trick.