Train a Husky to Roll Over – Teach your Siberian Husky amazing tricks!
Huskies are generally social dogs with positive temperaments, so to train your husky to roll over can be easier than training other breeds, such as terriers. As large dogs, huskies are more prone to arthritis and hip conditions than small dogs, so if you suspect your dog has any arthritis or pain, check with your veterinarian before attempting to teach the husky to roll over.
1. Teach your husky the “down” command. Do this by showing your husky a treat in your hand, and saying “down” in a loud, clear voice while slowly lowering the treat to the ground. Once your husky’s elbows are on the ground, praise the dog generously with an affectionate tone in your voice, and give your husky the treat. Repeat the exercise five times, two to three times a day, for about 10 days or until the husky learns the “down” command.
2. Command your husky to lie down. Once he’s down, drag the treat across the ground toward the back of his neck. Do not place the treat on the back of his neck, but rather drag it across the ground in that direction. When he turns his head to follow the treat in such a way that his body pivots to the side, praise him. Repeat the exercise five times, two to three times a day.
3. Lavish praise as you continue teaching your husky to lie down. Do this as your husky progressively pivots more and more onto her side. Begin to say “roll over” in a loud, clear voice. Give a treat as she lies on her side. Repeat the exercise five times, two to three times a day.
4. Drag the treat along the ground until the husky rolls over fully to follow the treat with his nose. If the husky does not fully roll over, gently nudge him over by pushing on his limbs. Stop immediately if you sense the husky is scared about having his limbs touched. Continue to say “roll over” in a clear voice. Continue to give praise when the husky is lying on his side, but delay the treat until he completes a full roll.
5. Repeat this exercise five times, two to three times a day, saying “roll over” in a clear tone and waiting for a full roll before giving the treat.