So two things i'm having major issues with Draven (8months on the 26th) is Roll-Over and retraining a word.
So I'll start with Roll-over, so I never really thought this one would be handy at all just a pet gimmick and I've taught him other gimmicks like weaving through my legs, playing dead, shaking paws, giving high 5's etc.
But I brush and trim his nails when he's "Playing Dead" as its the easiest for me to do , but he only plays dead on one side... he's 80+ pounds... he's a freak'n moose to get him on his other side... thats when I realize I failed to teach him rollover early...
So I put him in the "Play Dead" position, and I try and "Lure" him over his shoulder to force him on his back and over but he normally follows the lure to a certain point and gets confused and goes into a play dead hoping for the treat.
Othertimes he sits up / goes into a down position and switches sides (But won't lay flat on a play dead) I haven't found any good videos on youtube that help mostly people showing their dog rolling over... which doesn't help
The release word... I don't know why but I used the word "Okay" which apparently a lot of people do... but it was a HUGE mistake... that word is said so much that its confusing.
For instance I would drop a treat and then say "leave it" and then let him have it saying "Okay" but then he through "Oh I can get up"
I've changed it so that he's allowed to take the treat when I say "Take it" but that doesn't help the whole "Okay" release word.
Anyway hope to hear some good suggestions!