Oscar is the cutest dog on the street, not that you're biased or anything! I mean he's a Poodle so he's gorgeous to look at and great to have cuddled on your lap in the evenings. You’ve also had some success teaching your Poodle some basic commands. He can now ‘sit’ and ‘wait’, among other commands. You would like to continue teaching him useful basic tricks. Next on your list is ‘roll over’. It’s fun and relatively straightforward.
There are also other benefits to training your Poodle to roll over. For example, it’s a great way for the two of you to spend quality time together. Also, Poodles can be rather energetic. This type of training is a great way to direct that energy into something productive. Finally, it will increase your control, making it easier to teach other commands too.
Thankfully, teaching your Poodle to roll over is a walk in the park. It will be made even easier if you have already taught them ‘down’. You will simply need to guide the dog through the trick the first few times and they will soon get the hang of it. At that point, you just need to use the right motivator to keep them practicing until it becomes second nature.
If your Poodle is a puppy then you can expect to see results in just a few days. This is because your pup should be keen to play and at their most receptive. However, if your Poodle is older and stubborn, then you may need a little while longer. In fact, it could be a week or two before they get the hang of it. Persevere with training and you’ll have a great, fun trick to put a smile on guests' faces.
You’ll need just a few basic items before you start training. Stock up on treats or break your Poodle's favorite food into small chunks. You will also need a toy and a clicker for one of the methods below.
Set aside just 5 to 10 minutes each day for training. Choose a time and place where you will both be free from distractions. Note the more consistently you train, the sooner you will see results.
Once you have all that, just bring enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, then work can begin!