Tuck Sit to Kick Back Stand – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Tuck Sit to Kick Back Stand

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  • Sandy & Karma says:

    Hi Leslie – here is our work on the Tuck Sit to Kickback Stand. This is our biggest challenge………..the kick back part is evolving but the tuck sit to me looks like the rock back sit……….help! Let me know what you think and what we can do to improve!


  • alincoln1963@gmail.com says:

    Tried this today. My young athletic girl did great. My fat boy not so much. He just kept scrunching in tighter and tighter with his chin to his neck but wouldnt get up. Any suggestions?

    • Coach Leslie says:

      It’s best if I can see video to really look at your mechanics and see what might be happening. It could also be equipment – many dogs don’t want to step backwards off something because they don’t have the strength to control the decent.
      My first thought based on your description of him is that he may not actually have the strength to do the kickback stand. I would work on just the tuck sit part first and reset after each sit to start building strength (plus the other exercises). Then every 2-3 days try the kickback stand and see if you get any success.

  • Teddi & Paddi’s mom says:

    I am kind of confused on how to “kick back” when I have her in a sit and lure her head down she goes into a down instead of a “kick back” how to fix?

    • Coach Leslie says:

      It’s best if you can post a video so I can see exactly what you are doing. My guess is you or luring her straight down instead of tucking her nose/chin into her chest. It’s like you are drawing a line from her nose to her mid-neck. Also, it’s a quick movement. When I want a fold back down, I draw a line from the nose to the elbows and go slow.

  • Michelle says:

    Here’s Jake’s attempt. https://youtu.be/nCoJ1xZmKys

  • Dawn Warnock says:

    Hi Leslie, We did this with some down to stand thrown in too. Look forward to hearing your comments. 😊

  • Carol R says:

    Strut and Bounce did their homework.


  • Angela.sarra@yahoo.com says:

    First try for Journey. I’m not a fan of our form. Always with a right paw out on the sit or a left paw out on the stand :/


  • Cindy and Force says:

    We’ve done some work on this but I never knew to do it in good posture.


  • Sandy & Karma says:

    I know I need to get this on video, but just trying to establish the mechanics of this move, I feel like I am getting the rock back sit and not the tuck sit. Karma is actually understanding the kick back part of the exercise better, so it must be the way I am luring that is getting her to not understand the tuck sit. Wish I could see the 2 types of fully executed sits side up side in slow motion!

    • Coach Leslie says:

      Try the mechanics tip like in the video where I move backwards while the dog comes toward my and then cue the sit. If that isn’t working, go back to the targets. Tuck sit has a front paw target and Rock Back has a rear paw target. The target tells the dog that those paws don’t move. But, you still need to release pressure to help get the tuck sit. Try stepping backwards away from the dog as you cue the sit. I also wouldn’t use a lot of hand movement to cue the sit as that usually brings the head up and creates more of a rock back.
      Video will help me see exactly what you are doing to figure out exactly where it’s going wrong.

  • Joni & Eevee says:

    We’ve been working on this for awhile and I feel like she is progressing nicely. https://youtu.be/82uFZo3WRc8

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