Sooo, I've always wanted to do lots of backwards tricks but never been able to quite get there. Mud and Zeke can both back up, and Z can also "moonwalk" (As described by Kyra Sundance...we call it "scoot"), but as for backwards weaves, backwards circles, etc, we're not there. I watched Kikopup's pivoting video over and over, and then gave it a go with Mudflap--a year or so ago. We never could quite get it. Sure, Mud stepped right up there just fine, but as for pivoting she wouldn't do it without me beside her stepping towards her. Well, then I bought Silvia Trkman's heeling video, and I thought OH, just click for any movement of the back feet and gradually shape a full pivot. NOW I'VE GOT IT! We still couldn't get it. Then I realized that I had clicked too much for small movement, so Mud thought she didn't actually have to move left or right, she just had to pick up her back feet. So I abandoned it for a while, hoping we could restart it later. But each time, same results. Wellllll.....today, I bought a little folding step stool at the dollar store thinking I could use it for this trick and numerous others. Previously I was using a bucket turned upside down. This little stool is very clearly different, being more boxy and zebra striped. VOILA!!!! Within minutes she was pivoting a half-circle one way and a quarter circle the other way. At first, she did try just the little rear feet pick ups, resulting in an ADORABLE little back feet dance. When she does this, she doesn't move left or right, she just picks up each foot--left, right, left, right, left, right. I sooooooo wish I could reward for this, it is so cute, but I don't want to ruin her again for pivoting. ANYWAY, so we do have a great start at the pivoting! I'm so excited to finally get this down. I understood how to do it, but thought I had ruined Mud for good on this. So happy that a simple change of props fixed the issue. YAY!