With tricks ranging from the useful to the useless, who can resist a four-legged show stopper? Whether it’s incredible feats of balance or fetching a drink from the fridge, it seems dogs these days are eager as ever to please…with perhaps one exception on this list. For our next trick, we’ll be sharing 11 impressive dogs dazzling the internet with their canine magic.
A Sense of Balance Like We’ve Never Seen
With the “patience of a lemur monk” and the “focus of a ninja seal,” this stoic dog tempts the depths of his animal instincts by looking what he wants in the eye and waiting only until he’s told to indulge. Even as evolved as we are, we can’t resist a candy bar while in line at checkout.
This Dog Took a Cue Right Out of a Godard Film
If you’ve ever seen Breathless, this dog’s stumbling just before playing dead might look familiar. At any rate, we think this dog definitely has a future in theatre.
Eat Your Heart Out Tony Hawk
All we know is that this dog is definitely going places.
Shake It Off
This dog is taking a page from Taylor Swift by shaking it off. Haters gonna hate hate hate hate.
Lexi, the Incredible Rescue Dog
Lexi defies gravity and boggles minds with her limber pawed dexterity. We think she might actually be something like part raccoon…how else could her nimble stunts even be possible? The way she leaps into her human’s arms completely unafraid shows us there’s a true and deep connection between these two.
The Best Music Video of All Time
There’s no competition. The sheer artistry these dogs demonstrate is astonishing. It took us a minute to pick our jaws off the floor the first time we saw this music video by the always innovative OK GO.
Color Dave Impressed
From a dog that growls when any mention of Satan is made to a dog that’ll flop over limp in your arms at the mere mention of a command, these ten completely useless dog tricks offer 100% entertainment. It would appear Mr. Letterman himself has a soft spot for dogs.
This sharp shepherd touts a hefty arsenal of tricks up his paw from balancing objects on his head and bowing to cleaning up his toys. He can even dry himself off after a bath and fetch a drink for his owner—does it get any better than that?
Sharon Osborne Is Freaking Out
How could you not while witnessing something like this? The truly ridiculous dance moves these dogs are busting out are straight up insane. Teamwork at its finest, folks!
This Dog Does it All
The back legs on this pooch are strong as can be. Springing off trees, flipping off posts and cruising on skateboards—this wonder dog is a true blue pal alongside his equally active human sidekick.
A For Effort
This dog’s loving owner trained him so well he always can trust that his buddy is going to do exactly what he wants…especially when it involves rewards.