When your dog knows how to lie down, you can teach them how to roll over using dog treats. Start with them lying on the ground. Hold a treat low to the ground near the side of your dog's face so they can smell it, but keep your hand closed. Now say ‘roll over’ while moving your hand over the top of their head so that their nose follows the smell of the treat. Their body will naturally follow the head and they should roll over. If your dog doesn’t quite get it, use your spare hand to gently help, maybe throwing in a friendly tummy scratch as well. As with every new trick, it’s a good idea to practice a lot for a couple of months until they get the hang of it.
Dog training series developed by Royal Canin in Partnership with Seeing Eye Dogs Australia