Teaching your dog to walk on his hind legs is a fun trick. Large dogs and medium-sized dogs can do this trick, but most small dogs will get this faster and easier. Walking on hind legs is a cute and fun trick to show your friends and neighbors because dogs don't walk on two legs normally. You can turn walking on hind legs into a dancing trick or a spinning around in a circle trick with just a little extra training and attention.
Your dog may not want to walk on his hind legs all the time, but it can be a command you teach him to entertain people or just to have fun. Teach your dog to make the people in his world smile and laugh at his fun skills of walking on his hind legs. He’ll be a hit at your next party.
Teaching your dog to walk on his hind legs will begin in a 'sit' position or a 'beg' position. If your dog does not know these commands as of yet, train them first. In order to learn to walk on his hind legs, he should have the basic obedience commands down. He will be starting in a 'sit' or 'beg' position and then standing tall, rising up from that position, before learning to walk. This skill of learning to walk on his hind legs will take a little bit of time because your dog will need to build up rear leg strength. Even if he knows how to beg, it may take him a little extra time to learn how to walk on those hind legs, so have some patience and extra training time.
To get started training your dog to walk on his hind legs, you are going to need lots of high-value treats to offer during training sessions. Be sure your dog knows how to sit. If you would like to start in a beg position, teach the beg command first. These training sessions are going to require short and simple challenges. Keep your dog's strength up and his attention by keeping each training under fifteen minutes. Be sure to reward your dog during and after each training session. Your dog will need to build his muscles before he can walk, so don't expect him to walk on his hind legs from a beg position right away. Take it slow so he can build strength.