Train Your Buddy To Walk Dance Warning Not All Dogs Can Do It

Train Your Buddy To Walk Dance Warning Not All Dogs Can Do It



Standing and walking on​ the​ hind legs are tricks that put an​ abnormal strain upon the​ muscles of​ the​ back and hind legs and most dogs require considerable practice before they gain sufficient control of​ those muscles to​ balance themselves in​ this unnatural position.

Before you​ rush into teaching this trick,​ bear in​ mind that not all dogs can do this trick,​ especially the​ big dogs such as​ St. Bernard or​ Great Dane as​ it​ is​ almost physically impossible for them to​ perform such trick. Sorry. This trick is​ not for you​ - Big dog owners!

A dog should first be taught to​ sit up and after he will do this well,​ hold a​ small piece of​ treat just above his nose and say “Up,​” when he will elevate himself just a​ trifle to​ get it,​ and should be allowed to​ eat it. Give him daily practice at​ this,​ making him reach a​ little higher from day to​ day until he can balance himself on​ his hind feet.

Do not keep him at​ these lessons too long at​ any one time,​ as​ they are very fatiguing,​ and you​ must give the​ muscles plenty of​ time in​ which to​ grow strong,​ so that he can sustain himself more easily. After he can stand up he should be taught to​ walk by slowly moving the​ treat from him,​ and he will be induced to​ take first one step and then another toward it. Reward him frequently by letting him have the​ treat and be careful not to​ tire him.

Dancing Dog
After a​ dog can stand erect and walk on​ his hind legs he can be taught to​ dance,​ which consists simply in​ hopping around on​ the​ hind legs and at​ short intervals turning around.

The simplest method of​ teaching this trick is​ to​ attach a​ piece of​ treat to​ a​ string,​ four or​ five feet long; hold the​ treat in​ tempting proximity to​ the​ dog’s nose,​ and so high that he will stand on​ his hind legs to​ get to​ it,​ and then slowly move it​ around and he will follow after it​ any way that you​ may select. Give a​ command such as​ “Dance” to​ associate this trick with. Say the​ command when you​ tempt him with the​ treat.

Do not keep him at​ it​ too long and reward him frequently,​ so as​ to​ keep up his enthusiasm. in​ the​ early lessons,​ your dog simply follows the​ treat because he wants the​ reward attached to​ the​ end of​ it,​ nevertheless with regular practice,​ your dog will still dance for you​ even without the​ reward treat. Over time,​ he should be able to​ dance at​ command and for an​ occasional reward. Till then,​ he can be accustomed to​ dancing when dressed up in​ fantastic apparel.

Standing on​ Forelegs
This is​ one of​ the​ most difficult tricks to​ teach,​ and you​ most probably see this trick only in​ a​ circus as​ the​ position of​ standing on​ the​ front feet alone with the​ head down and the​ hind legs elevated is​ an​ unnatural one. it​ will be a​ long time before your dog learns to​ balance himself.

However,​ it​ is​ not totally impossible to​ teach your dog such trick,​ provided that you​ put in​ consistent amount of​ effort and time to​ teach and train him. (This trick is​ mainly for smaller and toy breed dogs only,​ most big dogs are physically incapable of​ doing this trick)

To teach this trick,​ provide yourself with a​ light cane or​ a​ stick,​ about two feet long. Hold the​ stick in​ your right hand and place it​ under the​ dog’s stomach,​ raising his hindquarters with the​ stick and at​ the​ same time placing your left hand on​ his head,​ so as​ to​ prevent his moving away,​ thereby forcing him to​ retain his reversed position; as​ the​ dog rises into position the​ stick should be gradually moved back from his belly until it​ supports only his hind feet.

Use a​ command such as​ “On your head” to​ associate this trick with and repeat it​ distinctively during training and remember don’t save on​ your praises and treats when your dog is​ progressing and learning. He need plentiful of​ them to​ further encourage him to​ learn the​ trick.

Repeat this operation at​ successive lessons until the​ dog understands what is​ expected of​ him and learns to​ balance himself with but very little assistance or​ support from the​ stick,​ and finally with none at​ all. Eventually he will learn to​ take the​ position at​ the​ order,​ “on your head,​” without assistance from the​ hand or​ switch.

After a​ dog can balance himself on​ his forefeet he can be taught easily to​ take a​ few steps by standing in​ front and calling him to​ you,​ and as​ he gains confidence and experience can be made to​ walk quite a​ distance.

Your dog may or​ may not master any of​ these tricks mention above. For all you​ might know,​ he could be a​ lazy dog,​ or​ maybe you​ are a​ lousy teacher. in​ any case,​ tricks are still tricks; you​ shouldn’t be bothered if​ your buddy can’t perform them because I know you​ will still love him for what he is,​ and not performing tricks to​ entertain friends or​ yourself.




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