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    So even though teaching a dog to stand on its hind legs with front paws in the air is inadvisable and potentially dangerous, you are going to do it anyway? sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    So even though teaching a dog to stand on its hind legs with front paws in the air is inadvisable and potentially dangerous, you are going to do it anyway? sigh
    I think she means rocking back onto her haunches (like a beg) and putting her front paws up.

    Just a guess mind you.

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    Yea - that's dangerous. She wants the dog to put her legs up in a position which is unnatural. I hate when people treat their dogs like circus animals. I don't agree with animals in circuses and I don't agree with animals being treated like circus animals.

    I believe that any behaviour is a trick - sit, spin or play dead -but I believe some tricks are not advisable because the dog can get hurt.

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    So you would call coming on command a trick, when one day it might save his/her life?
    Good point though.

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    I taught Kaos to play dead on the bang command, did this in one day - was for my NDTF assessment and i got lazy and left it till the last min! LOL

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    Yep - every trick is a behaviour learnt

    So there is no difference between teaching sit and teaching roll over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I think she means rocking back onto her haunches (like a beg) and putting her front paws up.

    Just a guess mind you.
    That is exactly what I am going to do. I am so not stupid enough t teach her to stand on her back legs, and wave her paws in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    That is exactly what I am going to do. I am so not stupid enough t teach her to stand on her back legs, and wave her paws in the air.
    I also think that would be very difficult to teach.

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    Yeah but her spine is still not supported properly and you may have problems in the future because of it. Just because a dog will do it, doesn't mean it's good for the dog. Please get some professional advice or check on spinal injuries for small dogs. Sometimes the major injury occurs because of an accumulation of damage caused over time. Like for my friend's dog that cannot walk right now and has cost them approximately $2500 at the vet in diagnoses and treatments so far. And it looks very similar to your dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Yeah but her spine is still not supported properly and you may have problems in the future because of it. Just because a dog will do it, doesn't mean it's good for the dog. Please get some professional advice or check on spinal injuries for small dogs. Sometimes the major injury occurs because of an accumulation of damage caused over time. Like for my friend's dog that cannot walk right now and has cost them approximately $2500 at the vet in diagnoses and treatments so far. And it looks very similar to your dog.
    This is brilliant advice, and advice you definitely should take into account. There is also a danger of your dog falling onto her back and doing some damage that way.

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