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She can jump, she can twist, look it’s a dog doing this!
April 14, 2012 9:14 AM   Subscribe

Just a dog showing off her double-dutch jump roping skills. [SLYT]

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posted by quin (34 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Geronimo is the perfect name for this dog.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:18 AM on April 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Coming in to say that it looks like training for this, and then I realized that quin must have a thing for jumping dogs.
posted by ambrosia at 9:23 AM on April 14, 2012


(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
posted by ambrosia at 9:25 AM on April 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


That dog is quite talented!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:26 AM on April 14, 2012


I can't double dutch. But I don't eat my own poop and don't have fleas, so there's that.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:31 AM on April 14, 2012 [8 favorites]


I don't eat my own poop

Other people's poop, however...
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:34 AM on April 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Same dog and his friends.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:38 AM on April 14, 2012 [4 favorites]


That is a happy-looking dog!
posted by rtha at 9:41 AM on April 14, 2012


DOUBLE DUTCH DOG BLOWS YOUR MIND
VOLUME BLOWS YOUR SPEAKERS
posted by Flunkie at 9:42 AM on April 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


omg! Yet ANOTHER reason to go to Dollywood!
posted by sexyrobot at 9:51 AM on April 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Shouldn't that be "guh-zubble guh-zutch"?
posted by Ron Thanagar at 9:51 AM on April 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


personally, I found the frisbee backflip much more mindblowing
posted by Redhush at 9:56 AM on April 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


I can't double dutch. But I don't eat my own poop and don't have fleas, so there's that.

You have to get your own food and your ability to lick yourself is also severely limited, so that is another couple for the minus side. Plus, I am betting that no one picks you up to reward you for your Frisbee catching skills, either. It's a dog's life, indeed.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:07 AM on April 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


My inability to learn how to double-dutch forever scarred my youth.

I am sad.
posted by thomas j wise at 10:14 AM on April 14, 2012


My dog will learn to do this. Yes.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:20 AM on April 14, 2012


After seeing that, I have to figure out some way to teach my kitten to catch a frisbee.
posted by talitha_kumi at 10:48 AM on April 14, 2012


Yay happy dog!
posted by rmd1023 at 11:00 AM on April 14, 2012


That dog is having So Much Fun.
posted by valkyryn at 11:07 AM on April 14, 2012


A disclaimer for all of you now thinking your pup is stupid. This dog (and the trainer) are part of this.
posted by HuronBob at 12:02 PM on April 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


The neighbour's hedgehog did our taxes this year but I didn't get it on tape.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:33 PM on April 14, 2012 [13 favorites]


Wacky cute people? Check.
Incredibly bad music? Check.
Visually impacting pet trick? Check.

Looks like everything is go for the next YT viral megahit!
posted by Samizdata at 1:52 PM on April 14, 2012


I used to be able to perform double jumps with a rope inside of a double dutch. I miss jumping rope. That dog is awesome.
posted by Fizz at 2:06 PM on April 14, 2012


Another dog swinging on gymnastic rings.
posted by ceribus peribus at 2:57 PM on April 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Man, dogs love having a job, don't they? Guarding, herding, entertaining, whatever; they just want to be wanted.
posted by longtime_lurker at 3:19 PM on April 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dogs just have the best attitude about everything! The way they play, they way they like to eat, they way the like attention. I truly believe they are the enlightened creatures on this planet. They have figured out how to get another species to do everything for them so they can play eat and sleep. That is my dream life.
posted by dog food sugar at 3:55 PM on April 14, 2012 [6 favorites]


All my dog knows how to do is follow the kids around at bedtime, occupying any seat or pillow or place on the mattress that the kids just vacated, and curling up in the warmth.
posted by davejay at 8:50 PM on April 14, 2012


Is there any animal on the planet that even comes close to achieving this level of fun? Dogs are apex players.
posted by orme at 9:23 PM on April 14, 2012


Otters.
posted by flaterik at 4:00 AM on April 15, 2012


Dolphins.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:50 AM on April 15, 2012


my partner says: "they should put that video on the internet".
posted by jonbro at 7:59 AM on April 15, 2012


The best part is the way the dog is grinning maniacally while she jumps. She looks like she's having the time of her life.
posted by medusa at 5:52 PM on April 15, 2012


We should be more like them.
posted by sneebler at 7:01 PM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


What do you think the stick in the middle is about? Do you think they trained the dog to follow a particular pattern of jumps over that? I'm guessing he might not be able to track the rope movement entirely and the stick is some sort of aid?

And thanks for the inspiration for my cat's next trick! I just got her jumping through a hoop on command, but then I went away for a few days and she's a little dim, so she took a while this morning to remember what the hoop was for. (She tried performing all her OTHER tricks on it, just in case, but eventually recalled that you jump through the round thing; you don't high-five it.) Next up, skipping!
posted by lollusc at 3:00 AM on April 16, 2012


She explains about the stick in the comments: "To the lovely people that are asking about the stick on the ground. I trained Mo to jump behind the stick. It has nothing to do with the ropes itself. ... The stick is there to keep her in the middle of the ropes, as i found out by teaching my other dogs to jump with just one rope, that they all want to jump right on top of you or into you really closely. "
posted by richb at 9:01 AM on April 17, 2012


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