Each tool has a certain way that it works. A walk the dog movement with a topwater bait like this SPRO Dawg is a manual action and the better you are at your skills the more action you can create. A mechanical back and forth movement would be a wake bait. Do you know of a bait that can do both? Hint... BBZ-1 RATS :) Understanding all of your tools potential will make you a more skilled fisherman.