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    teach a dog a trick because it is hilarious to watch?

    Pippi "dances" for us sometimes (stands on her back legs and spins round), its very cute and she can do it for ages.

    Anyway, last night after watching how long she could dance for, I thought she would probably be good at a "walk". So, out came the treat box and I started encouraging her to walk (just up on her back legs and walk like a person).

    We did it over and over, and were in hysterics the whole time. She has a very long body and tiny little legs so when she was walking it was a very jerky walk with some sexy bum action and a perfectly straight back.

    It is the most hilarious thing I have ever seen and I am going to teach it to her because it makes me laugh.

    Is that wrong?

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    i wouldnt think it is wrong so long as the dog is having as much fun as you guys and it is not hurting your pup in any way (i.e in the joints etc) i mean every christmas i wrap my dogs in tinsel coz its cute .. is that bad? haha
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

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    oh lol at tinsel.....giving me ideas LMAO

    I dont think it hurts her, she is 18 months old and tiny so been this size for about a year LOL. Its something she does o her own accord anyway, usually when she is tryng to get food off the bench (which she is never successful at because even "standing" she is too short).

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    It's not bad to teach dog tricks, but it's good to know limits. Considering your dog's built (short legs and long body) I would say it's not all that healthy in the long run. Such dogs may experience back problems in life regardless of tricks so do it very occasionally and not for too long. It's not natural for dogs to walk on hind legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    It's not bad to teach dog tricks, but it's good to know limits. Considering your dog's built (short legs and long body) I would say it's not all that healthy in the long run. Such dogs may experience back problems in life regardless of tricks so do it very occasionally and not for too long. It's not natural for dogs to walk on hind legs.
    yea, I did wonder if she may encounter back problems...shes not long and short like a daxie though...but yea, will def keep that in mind and not do it all the time.

    Now im curious though and I am going to go and measure her lol

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    she is 17 inches from shoulder/base of neck to bum, and 11 inches high lol

    Now im stuck on a tangent and ive had to check my big dogs measurements lol

    he is about 26/27 inches long (wuss was scared of the tape measure LMAO) and 22 inches high

    Actually, that doesnt seem right because when you look at them, he is a shade more than twice her height

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