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How to Teach Your Dog to Play Dead

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 2 min read

“Play dead” is a classic dog trick where the dog owner gives a signal, and the dog flops onto their side with their belly exposed. While playing dead is not a necessary dog training command like “sit” or “heel,” it is a fun trick that can be enjoyable and rewarding for both dogs and their trainers.