How To Train A Dog To Walk Tall

How To Train A Dog To Walk Tall

This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!

This is a variation of the stand tall exercise, a dog that has perfected balance is then asked to walk on his back legs.

  1. This can be done by asking him to follow a treat with his nose or the end of a target stick.
  2. Reward must be given frequently initially to build the confidence of a dog, this is a difficult exercise
  3. Care must be taken with this exercise as it can put strain on dog’s hip joints if they are not completely healthy.

Top tip; When the balance is perfected a dog can be asked to walk tall, twist tall and also go around his handlers body, this will take time and can be physically taxing for your dog but is most impressive and great fun.

Dog trainers love this trick because it improves focus, balance and stamina for a dog. It is also quite challenging on dog training ability.

Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover and the founder of Success Dogs. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.