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Old 08-09-2010, 09:20 AM
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So while Wash is more than willing to try this, he just flops over every time.

I do get a good laugh at watching him... but I'd like him to actually be able to maintain the position.

Is there anything I can do to help him find his balance? or shall I just continue to have a dog that mimics one of those inflate punching clowns until he gets it on his own?
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:48 AM
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Does he flop over backwards? Have you tried getting him to sit pretty with something behind him to lean on until his back muscles and balance improve?
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:12 AM
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He flops backwards, sideways, you name it. His face is so glued to mine that he seems to not be paying attention to what he's doing at all.

I haven't tried with him up next to something though... I will give that a try tonight and see how it goes.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:14 AM
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While you're at it, grab a camera and get us a video! I'm sure we could all use a good laugh.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:32 AM
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Yes a video would be great! Try doing it from a sit and keeping his bum on the ground.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:54 AM
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No advice other than, please get pictures Xena didn't have this issue, but she's got really long and strong legs, so it's quite a good base for her to set on. She actually took to this one very quickly and it's now her "go to move" when she's looking to get treated


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Old 08-09-2010, 10:54 AM
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I've been starting him from a sit... but we will see if a wall helps at all.

And I will see about getting a video.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:00 AM
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Tempie agrees with Xena. "Sit Pretty" never fails to bring in lots of treats.

Or money, should the situation call for it.
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Yes, using a corner/walls helps, you can also help him build core ab. muscles and therefore balance by having him go from a sit to standing up on his hind legs back to a sit once he understands and has control.
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