Your Rottweiler is one smart cookie. They already mastered all the basic commands. Sitting, staying, and lying down was just too easy for your pup. Now you want to teach her something fun. You've seen the dogs who fall onto their sides the instant their owners say "bang" and you know your Rottweiler is up to the challenge. Once they know 'sit', 'down', and 'stay', training a Rottweiler to play dead is no big deal.
Rottweilers are known for being smart, obedient, and loyal. With some patience and positive reinforcement, your pup can easily add playing dead to their repertoire. Playing dead is good for more than showing off to your friends. It can also help nervous dogs feel more relaxed about laying on their sides. In addition, any training session is a good opportunity to bond with your pup. If you recently adopted a dog, learning fun tricks you can practice together is a way to foster a positive relationship.
For this trick, you will need a quiet area to practice. Ideally, you should choose an area where the floor is comfortable for your Rottweiler. They are less likely to want to lay down on cold, hard surfaces. You will also need some good training treats. This command is well-suited for using the clicker. If you haven't already used a clicker with your pup, get them accustomed to the idea by clicking the device and giving them a treat. Your Rottweiler will quickly understand that the clicker marks something good happening.