What causes a dog to flip their front legs when moving?

Answer

If you are referring to the natural tendency for dogs to flex their paws when walking, this occurs courtesy of proprioception, an awareness of how the legs move to avoid hitting the ground. It's a type of self-awareness.

Updated on March 16, 2018

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A Guide to Understanding Canine Gaits
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