There are a lot of impressive dog tricks out there – from surfing to skateboarding. But this dog and her unusual talent takes the prize (not to mention the amazing training ability of her owner!).
Samantha Valle from Long Island, New York is the trainer and proud owner of Geronimo, a five-year-old cattle dog mix.
“I pulled her out of a pound in Missouri while I was performing there,” says Valle. “She was 3 months old. Mo’s specialty is tricks. She loves to train tricks, but also has a knack for agility and Frisbee.”
Valle is no stranger to teaching a dog tricks, however. In fact, she travels the country performing with MUTTS GONE NUTS, a canine comedy show.
“This is the first time I’ve trained this specific trick so it was all trial and error,” explains Valle. “There was no specific steps I really took that made a huge difference. All I can really remember doing is trying a bunch of different things, rewarding her small successes until the trick was complete.”
It took her five weeks to get this trick right – with practice every day. All we can say is WOW. Both dog and trainer deserve big KUDUS here.