Wall Stand

This exercise strengthens the core, lower back and increases hip flexor flexibility as it requires your dog to use explosive power to lift their front end in one motion from the ground to an upright position. There will be considerable variation in dogs’ ability to do this exercise depending on the bred. For example, a chihuahua will need less effort to do a wall stand than a Rottweiller.

For the evaluation you may use a treat to lure your dog up to a wall stand if needed, and maintain the position for at least 3 seconds nibbling on the treat.