In addition to being able to build on other tasks from this trick, it is also a great help when searching for ticks, pampering the paws, cutting claws, if your dog can take this position on command.
Sit down on the floor and lay the dog down in front of you. Push your hand holding the treat backwards next to the dog’s head, i.e. in the direction of her tail, and then, when she has already followed your hand, and turned her neck completely, lift your hand a little upwards. As a result, she will tilt nicely to her side. Then praise and reward. If this is already going well, then after the dog is tilted to her side, move your hand forward in front of the dog’s nose in such a way that she also places her head on the ground. Once these steps are going well, attach a command “on your side”.
👉 Do not try to tilt her to the side with your hand as this can be an unpleasant experience for your dog.
👉 Be patient, fine tune your hand movements. Stay calm, don’t rush your hand, sooner or later she will understand what you’re expecting from her.
👉 It helps if you use a clicker to confirm even small steps quickly and accurately. – Teach her to lean on both sides. Start practicing now with the side she can use the best.
👉 Increase the duration, and do not let her jump out of position immediately.