So CUTE!!!!!!!! Neither did I notice that Fly had brown fur behind her ears - absolutely adorable
I know they can learn new tricks no matter the age, just wasn't sure about his weight affecting it once he is full grown. I know they said that it's easier for smaller dogs.dogs can learn new tricks at any age, even in their senior and geriatric years. they do need the time and exercise to build up the strength in the proper muscles.
you don't need to teach him to do an actual handstand just yet but definitely you might want to get started on hind-end awareness skills (such as pivot or walking backward while keeping his eyes on you).
I probably wouldn't try to train a full hand stand with a GSD and certainly not until he is fully grown - I get the impression from your other posts that Tommy is a young dog and you are concerned about his health.After watching this video I think I could try this.
Much more sensible than a full handstand... really don't think it is a good idea for most dogs (some take to that sort of thing naturally but for most I feel it is unhealthy - in fact I'm pretty sure hand stands are banned from UK canine freestyle competitions.Here's Veronica's modified handstand for geriatric dogs. (And can someone explain to me how it is that she's going to be NINE June 8th????? That's as insane as me turning 50 in January -which won't be happening because I'm totally going to start counting backwards - for both of us!)
Missy is 9 and 3 months. Though I'm glad she's not showing that she is getting older besides the slight graying of her muzzle.Totally know what you mean about Veronica being nine, I count Zac's age very slowly but I have a friend who keeps pointing out that her dog is eight so Zac can no longer be seven as he was born the year before her dog , Zac'll be nine and a half in June, I don't know where the time has gone.