|Barked: Sat Nov 17, '12 12:19pm PST |
|I had a hard time teaching play dead and roll over with Lupi too! I couldn't lure it, so I had to capture it. If you use a clicker, capturing is a little easier, but it works if you're quick with a food reward too. Try getting her to roll around by playing with her, or catch her rolling in something, or next time you bathe her, watch to see if she rolls on the carpet to dry off. If she ever rolls over on her own, quickly click, treat and praise like crazy. As she starts to understand what she's getting rewarded for you can click at different times, either when she's on her back or side, and mark that with your "play dead" cue.
In Lupi's case, I happened to have some baloney in hand when she rolled over one day while playing. It was a "jackpot" reward for her and she made the connection immediately.
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