Remember that movie Airbud where the Golden retriever played basketball and already won the game? If movies taught us anything, it would be that animals have a potential to become great athletes. While we may try to recreate those scenes with our own pets, it can be disappointing.
However, don’t give up home as we’ve seen many animals become stellar athletes. Don’t believe us? Check out these four sports your dog might be better at than you.
CANINE MUSICAL FREESTYLE
Sure, your dog knows how to sit, stay and even roll over. But is he able to dance? Canine musical freestyle allows dogs to move to their own beat as handlers and their dogs pick a song and choreograph an entire routine. Since 1989, the sport has been shown to showcase their athleticism and obedience as well as building teamwork.
For decades, small dogs have been known for their abilities to capture rodents by slipping into the underground tunnels. This type of sport has been widely outsourced by exterminators. However, owners still allow their dogs to hunt. Earthdog trials offer the perfect opportunity to navigate through underground tunnels and find rodents.
Many pup breeds are natural workers and become lazy if they spend their time lying about. To help find a better outlet for these dogs, the International Weight Pull Association has these dogs pull weighted sleds across large 16-foot tracks. These canine competitors are divided into specific weight classes where the dog who pulls the most weight wins.
For many pet owners, throwing and catching a Frisbee is a great way to let your pet run around and catch flying objects in the air. For some, this sport is highly competitive as there are several types of disc events held for dogs. In competitions, the pet and his owner will have a minute to complete as many successful catches as they can and earn points.
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