Training your puppy to do a handstand is a fun and exciting trick for your little guy to learn. This is a perfect trick for small breeds and toy dogs because they're so little, and fun tricks bring out their unique personalities. Imagine the attention your little guy will get when you're out and about and you show people how he can stand on his ‘hands.’ Fun tricks give your dog something to do outside of obedience expectations. These playful tricks such as handstands or walking on their hands don't take a lot of time to train and give your little guy something fun to show off.
Though you can teach a larger dog to stand on his hands, this trick is much easier for smaller dogs because of their size. You will need to spend some time building up his front leg muscles before you should expect him to be able to stand alone on his front paws. Expect to spend much of your time building up his strength before you focus on the trick itself. Before you train your puppy how to do a handstand, be sure he understands basic obedience commands first. Even though he won't be using these commands to perform this trick, he needs to have a foundation of obedience with you and understand your relationship before you begin to teach him fun tricks.
This trick will require repetition and some tasty treats for rewards. You will want your sessions to be short and simple to give his muscles time to recover as well as to hold his attention long enough to learn.