“Playing Dead” is a great party trick that will most definitely impress your friends and family. Unlike simpler commands like sitting or shaking hands, playing dead takes a bit more time and persistence to master. This tutorial uses a backwards method approach, teaching the last part of the trick first in order for the dog to learn easier. Take your time and remember to reinforce with a clicker and treats to make the process faster. If your dog already knows the trick “Roll Over” it will be much easier for them to learn this trick.
Source: Dogtime.com - Sarah Greenwald - Video: Treatpouch.com