Whether you are training for canine freestyle, just having fun with your dog, or trying to impress your friends, 'bounce' is a fun trick to teach. Because it allows your dog to jump, your pup will probably love it as much, if not more, than you do.
Be mindful of your pup's physical capabilities and lower body while teaching this trick. Be sure to only teach this trick on a non-slippy surface, such as a carpeted area, to help him avoid injury. Do not encourage your dog to jump up to high at first, before he has developed good coordination, and try to prevent the possibility of him falling backwards as much as possible. To minimize the chance of him falling backwards and landing poorly, when you hold something above him to tempt him to jump up, hold the item above him and slightly in front of him, so that he will jump straight up or up and slightly forward, but not backward.
Be patient while teaching this. Although your pup might understand the trick rather quickly, allow between three to eight weeks for him to practice it, so that he can build up the proper muscle control to do this trick gracefully, and to minimize any poor landings.