How to Do the Walk-the-Dog Yo Yo Trick

This is one of the most famous classic yo yo tricks you can perform. It's easy and always a hit.


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These yo-yo tricks will take you from walking the dog to a three-leaf clover and around the world.

You Will Need

  • A yo-yo
  • Basic yo-yo experience
  • A flat floor or ground


  1. Step 1

    Throw a fast sleeper

    Throw a fast sleeper to start the trick. Drop the yo-yo and don't let it bounce and return to your hand after you drop it.

  2. Step 2

    Swing the yo-yo in front of you

    Swing the yo-yo gingerly in front of you and set it lightly on the ground.

  3. Avoid concrete and other rough surfaces that can damage your yo-yo. It's best to use a wood floor or a floor with firm carpet.

  4. Step 3

    Let the yo-yo move

    Let the spinning motion of the yo-yo pull it along the ground. If the yo-yo snaps back early, just try it again.

  5. Step 4

    Return the yo-yo

    Return the yo-yo to your hand by giving it a quick jerk before it stops spinning.

  6. Did you know? It is believed that the yo-yo originated over 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece.