How to Teach Your Dog to Play Dead

If you want to teach your dog to play dead, it is important to make sure that the dog understands what you are trying to communicate. It is also important to understand the type of game you are playing with your dog.

First, ask your dog if he/she is interested in playing this game by using his/her body language.

If your dog seems like they are ready for this game, then he/she will lie down on the ground and wait for you to play with them.

Next, tell them what they need to do- lie down on their back so that their bellies are exposed and wait until someone comes up and plays with them.

Why Teach Your Dog to Play Dead?

What if a dog could learn to play dead on command? It's a question many people have wondered about, and the answer is that dogs can learn how to play dead. This behavior is known as the "passive" or "tonic" response.

The goal of playing dead is to avoid fighting with another animal such as a predator.

Although it’s not proven that playing dead helps dogs escape, it can be used if you're in danger and your dog is small enough for an animal to eat it.

Why You Should Train Your Dog To Play Dead

Trainers often use the act of playing dead to teach their dogs how to calm down. This is because the act of playing dead requires your dog to subdue his instincts and be submissive. It also teaches them that humans are dominant animals.

Train your dog with these easy steps

- Make eye contact with your dog

- Gently touch their chest or other parts of their body, but do not push down on them or you will make it harder for them to calm down

- Give a treat when they are calm

How to Teach Your Own Dog How to Play Dead

There are many ways to teach your dog tricks, but most people use clicker training.

Clicker training is a behavior-based approach that uses a marker sound, usually a click, to help the animal understand what the trainer wants it to do. This method is used on all kinds of animals- dogs, cats, horses, etc. A clicker can be anything - bell, box with treats inside or even just your hand making some noise.

Clickers are often used by trainers to communicate with their pets in ways that would not be possible without them. This technique encourages positive reinforcement for behaviors you want your pet to repeat and discourages alternative behaviors through the use of clicks and treats.

Teaching your dog how to play dead can be an advanced trick that only advanced pet owners are capable of performing. It is a great way to provide your dog with some exercise and keep him/her entertained, but it will take time and patience.