You’ve got the whole family over for a party. It doesn’t take long for things to get silly and the attention soon falls on your endearing dog. But guests aren’t just happy with a cuddle or seeing him sit. They want a party trick that’s going to leave them laughing into their glasses of wine. If you’re looking for such a crowd pleaser then the back flip is a guaranteed winner.
It’s also an ideal trick to teach a dog who is always full of energy and needs to blow off steam. Leaping into the air a few times is a quick and easy way to get him dozing for the afternoon, affording you some peace and quiet. Teaching your canine friend a trick like this will also make teaching him other tricks in the future more straightforward.
As you can probably imagine ,turning your dog into an acrobatic gymnast is no easy feat. Fortunately, it can be achieved with rigorous obedience training and an effective incentive and reward program. If he is a young and agile puppy, both his brain and his body should respond to training in as little as a few days. If he has years of long walks behind him and a mind that wasn’t quite as sharp as it once was, then be prepared to invest a couple of weeks into the training.
This is a fun party trick to teach your dog and he’s guaranteed to end up on everyone’s Snapchat story and he may go semi-viral on Facebook. I mean who doesn’t love a back flipping dog? If you don’t have time to walk him as much as he might want, then this is a fantastic way to quickly tire him out.
Before you both start flipping your way across the yard, you will need to get together a few bits. The most important item you will need is treats and lots of them. Alternatively, you can use his favorite food broken into small chunks. You will use these to encourage and reward him.
You will also need space, away from sharp and dangerous objects and preferably with a soft surface, such as grass or carpet. Once you’ve got your hands on all of the above, just bring patience and a positive attitude and you’re ready to get going!