OMG! Do you remember playing jump rope when you were a kid? I sure do. And we used the two ropes to do Double Dutch too. Back in my Elementary School years I was actually quite good at it.
It’s absolutely amazing how many tricks a dog can learn. Most dogs know the rolling over, to catching Frisbees and newspapers. But some dogs go way beyond that.
Meet Geronimo. She’s a lively and enthusiastic four-year-old cattle mix dog. This dog also knows lots of tricks. But the one that amazes me the most – she does Double Dutch!!!
Her owner taught her do to do this by training her to jump in place behind a piece of wood.
If you ever did Double Butch jump rope, you probably remember that the trickiest part was getting into the rope. Your timing had to be perfect. Once you were in, it was just a matter of maintaining the rhythm.
As it was for us learning out to Double Dutch jump rope, timing is also the dog’s biggest challenge. The dog needs to calculate when she can run and jump into the ropes to get started.
Once she’s into the ropes, just like when we were kids, she jumps to the rhythm of the ropes, but she uses the plank of wood to stay in the right place.
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