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Easy Yo-Yo Tricks


Walk the Dog Yo-Yo Trick
Throw a fast Sleeper and let the spinning motion pull the yo-yo along the ground. While the yo-yo is still spinning, give it a slight tug to bring "doggie" home.
Throw a fast Sleeper and let the spinning motion pull the yo-yo along the ground. While the yo-yo is still spinning, give it a slight tug to bring "doggie" home.

This dog won't hunt or need a license, but it will perform plenty of yo-yo tricks. At the end of the Walk the Dog trick, give a whistle and "call" your doggie home.

Step 1: To take your "doggie" for a walk, start by throwing a fast Sleeper.

Step 2: Swing the yo-yo slightly forward and set it lightly on the ground. Let its spinning motion gently pull it along the ground. The yo-yo may snap back to your hand, but keep trying.

Step 3: Before the yo-yo stops spinning, give a slight tug, and the "doggie" will return to your hand.

Be careful not to perform this trick on concrete surfaces, such as a sidewalk or a driveway. The rough surface can seriously damage the edge of your yo-yo. The best surface for this trick is a firm rug or carpet.

In the next section, you'll build on the tricks you've learned so far. Ready to take a trip Around the World?

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