About the Trick
Walk the Dog is a very good trick to teach you how to control a sleeping yo-yo. It’s also one of the tricks you will be requested most commonly to perform, so you should take your time to learn it.
How to do the Trick
- Throw a Sleeper.
- Lightly set the sleeping yo-yo on the ground, allowing the spinning of the yo-yo to drag it forward at least a foot.
- Lift the yo-yo off of the ground and tug it lightly to make it return to your hand.
- It might take some time to get the yo-yo to “walk” along the ground without bouncing and returning. Practice keeping your hand as level as possible to keep this from happening.
- The lighter you set the yo-yo on the floor while it’s spinning the more likely it is to “walk” along the ground. Try Walking the Dog on carpet until you get a hang of it, then move up to more difficult hard surfaces (keep in mind that the spinning yo-yo can scratch wood floors, so make sure you have permission to “Walk the Dog” on your parents floor!)