log in
sign up or:

By using this site you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service

forgot password?

Walk The Dog - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Walk The Dog as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of Walk The Dog

Walk The Dog is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Refers to a cut shot against a rail, when the object ball travels against the rail all of the way into the pocket. A very high quality table is required to walk the dog down a side pocket. This is often a good test of table quality, since poorly manufactured tables will cause the object ball to drift from the rail.

Walk The Dog - Usage

Take the 3 ball and walk the dog down the right side. You can't miss.

Billiards - Walk The Dog

  • Title: Walk The Dog
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/19/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:15 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Walk The Dog Comments

  1. SactoSteveSactoSteve from Sacramento, CA on 8/26/2023 12:31:40 PM

    Is a "walk the dog" shot considered a bank shot in 8 ball pool?

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 10/20/2023 8:40:28 AM

    Good question.

    I believe that, in general, when "walking the dog", the object ball begins already frozen to the cushion. You then hit it with the cue ball in such a way that it travels down the rail and into a pocket.

    Contrast that with a bank shot, where the object ball is struct, sending it to a rail causing it to ricochet away from it.

    So I guess based on that, the answer to your question is no.

Submit New Billiard Term or Suggest a Correction

You can suggest a new billiard term and it's definition here. If you are suggesting a correction for an existing term, enter the entire definition as with your corrections incorporated.

upload a photo or document

use plain text or markdown syntax only