Teach Dog Peng & Dead Spots In 6 Steps!

Many dog ​​owners also know “Peng” as “play dead”. But it’s actually not the same. When feigning dead, your dog will remain after the “Peng!” continue to lie.

These tricks serve no practical purpose, but they are super cool.

Some dogs are even real show talents and widen their eyes when they fall over or feign a fright!

Other dogs, on the other hand, just throw themselves on the ground and then play dead.

We have created a step-by-step guide that will take you and your dog by the hand and paw.

In a nutshell: Teaching Peng the dog – this is how it works

You can teach your dog “Bang!” if he has already mastered “Down!”

Have your dog perform “down.”
Grab a treat.
Slowly guide the treat to the side behind your dog’s head. If your dog follows the treat with his nose, you reward him.
Pass the next treat far enough for your dog to shift its weight to its side.
As soon as the sequence works, you introduce the signal “bang”.
To do this, say “Peng” as soon as your dog falls over onto its side.

Teach dog Peng – you still have to pay attention to that

“Bang” and “Face Dead” really aren’t dangerous. Pay attention to the following things and your dog will soon learn what Peng! should mean.

Train in a quiet environment

The quieter the environment in which your dog is allowed to practice with you, the easier the training will be by hand (or paw).

Small misunderstandings

I can tell you from experience that some dogs go “bang!” find it super funny and then generally prefer Peng! as a place! carry out.

As long as your dog doesn’t have to lie on his stomach because of a test, that’s okay too.

When in doubt, introduce two completely different signals that your dog can tell apart better.

How long will it take…

… until your dog Peng! understood.

Since every dog learns at a different rate, the question of how long it takes can only be answered vaguely.

Most dogs only need a little time. About 5 training units of 10-15 minutes each are usually sufficient.

Step-by-Step Guide: Teach the Dog Peng

Before we start, you should know what tools you can use for the step-by-step instructions.

Utensils needed

You definitely need treats. You might consider feeding natural treats like some fruit or vegetables.

My personal favorite is the cucumber! It contains almost only water, can be bought cheaply, is a cool snack in summer and if you want a piece, you can just help yourself.

The instruction

  1. You let your dog “space!” carry out.
  2. Grab a treat.
  3. Slowly guide the treat past your dog’s side, behind the back of his head.
  4. If your dog follows the treat with his nose, you can reward him.
  5. On the next try, slide the treat over your dog so far that it rolls onto its side. Then you reward him.
  6. If this sequence works well, you execute the command “Bang!” a. Speak it out as soon as your dog rolls onto its side.


“Bang!” and “Face Dead!” are funny commands.

Some dog owners have even practiced face-to-face to the point where the dog freezes completely. But that takes a lot of time and practice.

With just a few basic commands like “place!” and “Stay!” so you can also say “Peng!” to each dog. and teach “Face Dead”.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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