Train A Trick: The Backwards Crawl

Sometimes called the “moonwalk,” this is not only a cute a trick, but it strengthens your dog’s back legs and teaches them about hind end awareness, which can help them in sports and prevent injury.

It’s also relatively easy to teach and can be fun to show off at parties.

Before Beginning…

Make sure your dog is physically fit enough to perform this trick. If they have any type of past injury or chronic condition like arthritis, ask your vet first. Your dog should be in good shape before trying this trick.

Wondering what it looks like when it finished? Watched this Sheltie perform several tricks, including a good backwards crawl (Note: this is not one of my Shelties)

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