Highlighted
Contributor

Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

[ Edited ]

I've been wanting to teach my dog a "Walking Handstand" but since my dog has a very long back I'm not sure if it would be hard on her spine. She knows how to "Sit Pretty" and that's actually strengthened her back a lot. I'm just not sure about the handstand. Any ideas?

Thanks a lot!

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

Hi K-9crazy,
I'm not an expert in this, but I'm not sure if it'd damage her back if she fell, but if she twisted it or landed wrong it may hurt her. I think you should ask your veterinarian, as I don't know anything about the canine skeleton. You could always click the "ASK A VET" icon on the side of your device's screen and ask them. I'm sure they'd have helpful advice!!!
8 REPLIES
Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

Hi K-9crazy,
Wow, your dog must be smart! You'd have to be careful about her falling over. It may be a difficult trick to do because her long back, as it may be hard to balance. Hope this helps!
Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

[ Edited ]

beaglepug02,
Thank you so much for your helpful comment! However do you mean that I should not try to teach her the trick due to the fact that I could hurt her badly or, that I should take all extra precautions to ensure her safety?

Thanks again!!

Occasional Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

Yeah. I think that she could get hurt badly if she fell. But I do not have any dogs, but I really want one! Lol. I hope that someone can be of help to you! Good luck!
Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

[ Edited ]

Thank you for your helpful advise. I will defiantly keep it in mind! And I really hope you can get a dog sometime!!! Smiley Wink

Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

Hi K-9crazy,
I'm not an expert in this, but I'm not sure if it'd damage her back if she fell, but if she twisted it or landed wrong it may hurt her. I think you should ask your veterinarian, as I don't know anything about the canine skeleton. You could always click the "ASK A VET" icon on the side of your device's screen and ask them. I'm sure they'd have helpful advice!!!
Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

[ Edited ]

beaglepug02,
Thank you so much for everything!!! Will do!

Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

You’re welcome! I hope this helps so you can get back to training your sweet pup! 🐶😀

Contributor

Re: Not sure if it's safe to teach my dog this trick

[ Edited ]

It sure does!! And thanks a lot! Smiley Happy

Latest Discussion
View more discussions
I've been wanting to teach my dog a "Walking Handstand...
Dog General

Growth scare

By ynn3j on Nov. 12, 2017
My dog is 5 years old and he has had a small growth for 3 ye...
Dog General

Burleson Texas petco Customer service

By SALTWATER55 on Nov. 9, 2017
I have been shopping within the company for years. I have al...
Dog General

Dogs & A Hedgehog

By Jeepgirl30 on Sep. 20, 2017
We have two rescues...a Lab/Cur mix (male, 80lbs) and a Cata...
Dog General

Best Toys for puppies???

By Ratlover252525 on Aug. 26, 2017
Hi, I am going to get a chihuahua soon, and I want to know w...
We live in Alaska, our male Siberian husky is not afraid of...
Kayla treated my dog buddy like he was hers. She spoke to hi...
Dog General

Wholesome Grain Free Dog Treats

By connielimon on Aug. 3, 2017
Your dog will love this mouth-watering, grain-free recipe fe...
Dog General

Life's Abundance Ear Cleaner

By connielimon on Aug. 1, 2017
All dogs need their ears cleaned regularly to avoid costly v...
Dog General

Life's Abundance Bath Fresh Mist

By connielimon on Aug. 1, 2017
Are you having trouble detangling your dog's hair? Try Life'...
Read all discussions