In this exercise, the dog will voluntarily pull back when the person handling it "annoys" its paw. This will help the dog to exercise its joints without putting weight on them. It is very important that you speak to your veterinarian about the exercises you plan to do at home. Your veterinarian is the only person who can tell you and show you how to do the exercises properly according to your pet's health. Remember to warm up your dog before any exercise (2–3 minute walk or gentle massage).