Teaching a dog how to roll over is one of the easier tricks to teach. The hard part is getting them to let you do it!
Make sure you have a hungry doggy in the house so you can entice them with a snack.
Be ready with your rewards.
Walk outdoors with you dog on a leash. As soon as they start to attempt to roll over begin using the command you want to use to teach them to rollover (e.g. roll over).
You might want to use ‘Relax’, ‘eworthy’ or other repeat commands so they can see what you want them to do.
Every time they roll over say ‘roll over’ along with a reward (tasty).
Repeat this command until they roll over with ease.
Be patient – you might need to help them roll onto their back several times as they have to stretch out and stretch behind them.
Once they have rolled over praise them and let them run.
Repeat this trick several times (including leaving the leash on) until they have mastered it.
Then teach them another trick.
Keeping a dog on a leash is a great way to work on controlling a dog. If you aren’t using a leash, then you still need to have the ability to take control of your dog.
attle heads – this is a trick where you teach the dog to knock over heads with a bump.
Answer the bell. When the dog hears the bell, they need to answer it. Answer it before they eat or drink.
You need to be able to take control of your dog. If you can’t do that, they will take over.
Always answer the bell before they eat or drink. Little by little, they will answer the bell and while they are doing so, ask them to roll over. When they roll over, give them a treat.
Within a week or two, your dog will have learned the bell trick.
Find a way to brush your dog with a chamois cloth. You will get one that is softer than your dog’s skin and will not damage their skin.
ding your dog does not mean that they will not try to shake it off no matter how difficult you try to get them to cooperate. It just means that they will not put their backs on the ground for as long as you want them to.
It does not mean that they have to be deaf. Some dogs are just more cooperative than others and they will start to learn quickly with some patience.
Some dogs like to move around a lot when they are happy. They will move away from you, back several feet, until they shake. When they do shake, they will normally just move a little bit and the move is not something that you will probably notice.
On the other hand, if you watch your dog closely, you will probably see that they like to ‘shake’ when they are anxious. If you pat your dog or use a toy when they shake, then they will learn quickly.
Again, remember that it does not always have to be a hard jog, just a change in direction. If you watch them, you will see that they are actually trying to shake and you will be able to pick it up and understand what they are trying to communicate to you, before they do it.
Just because they shake, does not mean they are dehydrated. They may be thirsty, but usually this is not the case. If they are drinking a lot of water, especially electrolytes, then you may see the signs of dehydration as well.
Dehydration can also be caused by problems with internal temperature.
F rarely does a dog shake because of pain. Usually, you will see the dog; tongue, pants, ears back, but mostly the body will be rigid.
A dog will shake for a number of reasons, but most of them will have some sort of recognizable tell tale sign that they are trying to shake the water out of their lungs.
Ask yourself, “why does the dog shake?” “Do they have problems with their throats or air passage.”
If you see that the dog has a problem, then you should start them on the steps towardhealing.
Things to do for a dog with a shakey neck:
1. Ask the vet to check for an ear infection.2. Try to empty the airway, by gently pulling the dog’s head back, toward their throat. (You should know how to do this.)3. Use a buzzer, or your own voice, to clear your dog’s airway.4. If you have a squeaky toy, or anything that makes a noise, it can help stimulate the movement of the airway.5. Keep talking to them. Try to act normally so they think they are still playing with you.