Training your small dog to do a handstand is incredibly fun. Maybe you've seen small dogs walking down the street on their front legs never touching their back legs to the ground, or maybe you would just like your little guy to do a handstand for a ‘Ta-Da’ and a treat and then move on to his next cute trick. Training your small dog to do a handstand is incredibly fun and with lots of repetition, fairly easy to do. This one is cute and exciting and will help to show off your dog's personality around other people. Have your friends and neighbors ask your dog to do a handstand for them when they come around.
This is an easy trick for small dogs to do because they have low body weight. However, your dog is going to need to learn how to stand on his front legs rather than his back legs before he can do a full handstand. Training your dog to build up those front leg muscles is going to be the most time-consuming and challenging aspect of this trick. Once you to have those muscles built and he knows how to shift his weight from the rear to the front of his body, this trick will be fairly easy and lots of fun.
Training your dog to do a handstand will require some repetitive training sessions. Keep these sessions short and simple while keeping your little guy engaged. Take some time at first to build up those front leg muscles before you move on to expecting your dog to stand on his two front paws. Be sure to have lots of treats around for these training sessions and be patient with your little guy, as he may tire easily during training.