Monday, February 6, 2012


Cohen's most impressive trick is probably her handstand. It's also taking the longest to train. It's far from finished, but it's getting there. 

It's been a long process. I think I poisoned it to a degree a while ago: when I asked for a handstand she would turn into a barking, unfocused mess. I took a few months off from working on it, and have started it up again. 

Her form still needs a bit of improvement. She's finally developing the requisite chest muscles, and she can push herself up without the help of a wall. I didn't capture it in the video below, but sometimes she's able to windmill herself up into position in a doggy cartwheel. 

So anyways, this is Cohen's handstand. My final goal is for it to become a sustained walking handstand. We're a ways off, but even now it seems to be a bit of a crowd pleaser. 


  1. Wow! I'm teaching my black tricolor australian shepherd to do the same trick! She also makes those little barks and grunts and whines like Cohen. Check out my blog: